There are 3 different options that we have tried and all have been fun, and I believe, pleasing to the Lord. We have celebrated Reformation Day, celebrated All Saints' Day, and enjoyed Fall Festivals.
Celebrating Reformation Day
Once his defense was made. Martin's life was in danger. To protect him, the kind Elector of
Saxony, Frederick the Wise, staged a "kidnapping." Luther was brought back to the Castle at Wartburg, where he lived in exile until it was safe for him to return home. During this time, he translated the Bible into German.
Celebrating All Saint's Day
We are saints too! We have this treasure in jars of clay and His incredible POWER shines through our life! We do exploits too. We can be world-changers like those who have gone on before us. All Saints' Day is day to celebrate the POWER of God and the fact that He chose to work through us wobbly saints. Maybe you and your family can write appreciation notes to people who have served the Lord in exemplary ways. Learn a little each All Saints' Day about church history. Let Christian History Makers come alive to your family as you read about these amazing men and women of God.
Heroes for Jesus Party!
Something that adds a special touch to any of these celebrations is the delightful "Pumpkin Story" that uses a pumpkin to share the Gospel. It always floats around emails in October.
The Pumpkin Story
You can share this story while you carve Christian symbols into a pumpkin together. Kids love this story.
For more info, check out my book, Celebrate Our Christian Heroes.
Happy October....whatever you chose to celebrate! God's richest blessings be upon you! God's deepest joys be inside you!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)