Pumpkins and Traditions

Halloween will be here next week and the stores are filled with costumes, mounds of bags of candy, and black and orange decorations of every kind;  some scary and some not.  When I go to church, the kids are telling me what they are going to “be” for Halloween.  Our church hosts a huge free Harvest Time event where families can come enjoy an evening of fun, bright lights, fun food, and activities galore to make positive family memories.  Jesus is shared in booths.  It is fun to go see all the families laughing, eating, playing games and enjoying the dunk tank and petting zoo.  Over 1,000 people attend this event every year at our church camp just outside of town. We took our kids when they were growing up and it is still going strong.

Now, on the other side of  the fun event on Halloween, there is a dark side to this “holiday”.  This “celebration” began in darkness that still continues today for many people.  This is the world of witchcraft, Wiccan, high priestesses, warlocks, ritualistic abuse, and every bit of darkness the enemy can lead.   The contrast between Harvest Time and this overwhelming darkness is blinding and heart-wrenching!  I think of the little children running and playing games in cute little costumes vs. what children born into darkness are witnessing on the same night.  “O Lord God, save them!”

On Tuesday, October 24, our guest on Chained No More will be a woman who was born into the home of a High Priestess of several covens in our area.  The horrid things this woman experienced throughout her growing up years is far beyond anything I can imagine  believe me.  She will share her story, being discreet about details of her ritual abuse, and the practices of this dark “religion”.  Halloween is the most horrid day of the year for her because it brings back images and memories that sicken her.  Today, she serves the King of Kings and shares how God has healed her and given her a calling to share her story so others may find healing in Him as well.  Tune in this Tuesday at 2pm ET at www.toginet.com and hear Lynn Huffman, author of “Quiet Waters” share how God has led her from deep darkness to His bright Light.


You can also download the podcast later at www.toginet.com/shows/chainednomore.


“For you were once darkness,  but now you are light in the world.  Live as children of Light, for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.  Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them…everything exposed by the Light becomes visible, for it is Light that makes everything visible.  That is why it is said, ‘Wake up O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”