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Happy Sunday and Happy Halloween. I’ve written about fun activities and projects several times this month, including fall pumpkin decorations activities for grandparents and their grandchildren as well as ways to share the Word of God with neighborhood children. I know there is a lot of controversy over Christians and Halloween but it can definitely be a fun opportunity to share God’s love with others and that’s what I love to focus on.
It can also be a scary holiday, especially for our beloved seniors who may be living alone. Two of the comforting Bible verses on my list can be a big blessing for your senior parents as well as you:
My soul takes refuge in You, and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge.
He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
As I thought about these uplifting Bible verses on this particular day, I was reminded of the fact that not only is it Halloween. It is also “All Saints Eve” – a time when we can remember and celebrate the lives of believers down through the centuries who set a special example of trusting in and surrendering to God. They truly found a safe refuge in God that enabled them to endure hardships – in some cases, horrible martyrship – for the sake of the cross. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs has many examples to remind us of those who have gone on before us.
I hope and pray we are never faced with that. But the reality is, the world gets darker and darker, and there are already many Christians suffering for their faith in countries around the world. I love and am challenged by the books by Brother Andrew that discuss some of these situations.
Even though we hope we never have to be tested like that, I think it’s important to prayerfully “prepare” for it by storing away the Word of God in our hearts. That’s one of the many reasons I love Bible memory verses activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. And these verses are good ones for that purpose – as much for the children in the family as for all of us boomers and seniors. As a multi-tasking grandmother and caregiver, I love comforting Bible verses that multi-task as well. 🙂
I found such a delightful album of praise and worship hymn songs and music full of comforting and uplifting Bible verses! Under the Shelter of Your Wings – Psalms of Refuge includes the song Under His Wings from Psalm 91, plus nine other peaceful hymn songs from the book of Psalms. What a blessing for all of us of all ages!
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Do you and your grandkids have plans for Halloween tonight? How about All Saints Eve? Whether you and your beloved seniors and/or grandkids will be out and about or staying close to home – perhaps sharing encouraging Bible verses with all the cute little trick or treaters – I pray you will be blessed by the wonderful refuge we have in our blessed Lord and God!