Day 225 | Friday, 30 October 2020
The Church Mouse
When Pastor Sue, at Christ First, asked me to do a bulletin board for Halloween last year, I told her that I didn’t do Halloween. I grew up with toilet papering shrubs, dressing up as ghouls and zombies, collecting cow pies to put into paper bags to set alight on porches and the ultimate: setting fire to an outhouse beneath the traffic light in the village. I didn’t do any of those things, but I knew guys who did. Later, I sewed animal outfits for my kids and took them trick or treating as most of my generation did. After the kids were grown, Doug and I turned off our porch light and went to Erie to do our Christmas shopping.
Back to the bulletin board: Pastor Sue had cut out the most wonderful expression of Halloween for the Christian church.
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin.
God picks you from the patch, brings you in and washes off all the dirt.
Then He cuts the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
Last, He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you
To shine for all the world to see!
Our bulletin board
The large part of the bulletin board says, “Seasons change, but God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” I change the poster board part for each church season. During COVID I was able to finish the boards for the entire church year. Yea!