My dear friend Chris and her family --we live on the same street -- are radiantly, joyfully, shining the light of Christ this Halloween Night! Their front yard been transformed into a graveyard of resurrection life! I've never seen anything like it! It's awesome! Check it out!
No, look closer! We'll start with the little group on the left....
Look closely at the words on the tombstones:
1901 - 1982
Her Works Were Great, But It Was God's Grace That Saved Her"
Yep. And the next one:
And the next:
Transformed by the love of God
Now With Him For Eternity"
You get the picture...pardon the pun! All this boldness to shine the light of Christ on a day/night that is celebrated with death, horror, terror, evil deeds and darkness...is actually very clever and hilarious. And, it makes me think about Scripture passages that go along with what Chris and her family are doing. Like, Matthew 10:33-34: "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven."
She always got what she
wanted until now!"
Beloved thief and father"
He told a few little lies
but the truth is
we miss him"
And of course, with Resurrection Life, there is the empty tomb!
"Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6"
Jesus is not in any tomb because He has risen from the dead and sits at the right hand of His Father in heaven. Jesus said, "the thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I HAVE COME THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT IN ABUNDANCE" (John 10:10).
So the big question for every one of us is:
God is all about light and life. "For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light."
"Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His Name together! " Psalm 34:3