Imagine you’re on death row in Huntsville, Texas. You’re guilty of a capital offense and that night you face the lethal injection. But instead of your last meal, the cell is unlocked. You’re handed a governor’s pardon. Instead of eating surrounded with guards, you eat free surrounded with your closest friends. Imagine the relief, the joy, the thankfulness. Now turn to Psalm 51 and listen to this week’s Truth Encounter. Let’s drink in the joy that the murderer David experienced when he opened his heart to God’s merciful forgiveness.
October 31st is the annual Halloween. Should we as Christian parents let our kids get dressed up and collect candy? Because of its origins in druid worship and the occult, should we not completely divorce ourselves from any involvement with it? In the midst of a secular society, how can we raise our kids so they will be kept free from the devastating effects of evil, but not grow up feeling that God is always taking things away from them?