T’is a month of pumpkins and spice
A month for Halloween candy
A month to plan your costume
When sheets are mighty handy
T’is a month when ghosts and goblins
And weird imaginations
Concoct front porch scenes
With spiders and smoky stations
Just as people try to create
Wonders strange and unique ,
Look at what our Creator did –
Come and take a peak!
No one should begin to suggest
These were formed accidentally.
No, it took a God with humor –
To do this so creatively!
Our Creator’s imagination is beyond imagination!
Have you ever seen a curly-haired horse?
When I was a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. We planned for months what our costumes would be. One year I was two things… from the front I was a princess and when I turned around, I was a cave man. How my mom created that, I have no idea. Halloween used to be safe and fun and creative. People made popcorn/caramel balls and cupcakes and candied apples – and no one was afraid to eat what you received. No one was afraid to go alone as a bunch of kids after dark!
Connection and Wholeness
Yes, we are necessary to one another! If we are going to return to the safety of connection and wholeness, we need to seek to return to the people God made us to be.
We are more unique than an ant, a lobster, or a transparent fish! We are more intelligent and exceptional than a curly-haired horse. Our memories are better than theirs, too.
We need to remember what it felt like before COVID-19. Remember our connectivity. Remember when the world was a safe place for kids to Trick-or-Treat alone after dark. Remember when people knew all their neighbors by name – and people relied on one another.
Remember how creative our Creator is. If He can make an ant with that kind of face, a lobster with those characteristics, and a fish that’s transparent and that exists as an individual and as part of a larger organism, He can help us to emerge a better people when this pandemic passes. Pray for that! Trust in His creative powers.
I need you!
We need one another!
Thanks for visiting JanBeek.
Have a safe and creative October.
See ya tomorrow.