Why is death supposed to be cute and cuddly on this one day a year? Why is it that on this day, what should be reserved for horror movies is allowed, yes even encouraged to be on the street corners? Its almost like Satan himself out there shouting, "See, the people want me.. They celebrate me.!" Its a day that children enjoy.. And its scary that Satan targets children. Many people have told me that going trick or treating isn't going to make them a Satanist, or involved in the occult, and the answer is no, not necessarily, but what kinds of images do we expose our kids to? Witches and goblins, potions, magic powers, ghosts, worshipping the dead, and now days many of the decorations are disgusting. (being pregnant, some of them have made me literally sick.) But the kids think all this is just harmless fun and games. On a good note, Chris needed a relaxed day at the office, and with all the halloween stuff going on, he is feeling much more relaxed today.
Here is a link to an article I found on history.com.
It talks about the real origin of Halloween.. I thought that it would be appropriate for today. I am getting really tired of seeing jack-o-lanterns and ghosts every where, so I am really looking forward to tomorrow!!
From the study I have done, this is about as basic as the story can get without having a ridiculously long post.. I have had a few of them recently.
As Christians, we need to make sure that what we do, celebrate, and think about all reflect the glory of God. I cannot in good conscience take part in the "Halloween" activities.. But the good news, Chris and I get to go on a date tonight!!
I don't know what it has been recently but the sickness of abortion has been thrown in my face the last couple months.. Starting with Lexi's note on facebook about the things she was watching/reading online.
Anyway, today Chris took a call about someone wanting medical coverage for a voluntary abortion.. There it was again, the sickness of the whole thing in my face again.. So the evening ended the same way it has several times so far, me bawling my eyes out, wishing I could save that baby. I prayed for it too.
So, here is the hair brained idea that is very very very huge, but if blessed by God, may be used to make a difference..
What if there was a place, where mothers could go, for help, support, and love.. and encouraged to give the baby up... now here is the kicker.. what if that same place also was able to help families who didn't make a million dollars adopt the babies that the birth mothers gave up for adoption. What if, there were sponsors to cover the cost.. Adoption agencies I looked at on-line quoted up to 50,000 dollars to adopt. No wonder it isn't popular. But maybe, a Christian foundation can find God pleasing family, who wants to give that baby a home, and help place them in those parents arms, with the bare minimum costs. Say 2000? I don't know where the rest of the money would come from.. I don't know where we would get doctors, a clinic, legal workers, the authority to do background checks on perspective families.. but say we were able to save 20 babies a year. Over 5 years, that is 100 children that would be placed in loving godly homes, who were at risk for abortion.. Not only would they live, but they would have families who would raise them to love Christ.
Obviously this is a HUGE undertaking. I am not even asking for help at this point, as I am not in a place to start the actual foundation, more laying the groundwork for it.. I just want feedback, ideas, and thoughts. This whole issue has become a huge burden to me.. It moves me to tears whenever I think of it, which has been often recently. Maybe this is God's plan for me.
Please tell me what you think.. I think it would be worthwhile. We serve an awesome God.. who can make something like this work... Please pray with me as I consider what steps to take to make this dream a reality with the help of Christ.
Thanks for taking the time to read this...