Today, I'm doing something different for this daily devotion. I'm not picking a text for you to read. You'll have to do that for yourself in a minute.
Today is the day that is often filled with scary images of witches, bats, ghosts, ghouls, and other creatures. It is Halloween. We put on masks and costumes and often try to scare other people. Our kids go door-to-door and ask for tricks or treats. Black is the color of the day.
Life is often as scary as Halloween. There can be times when the future seems scary or circumstances we are dealing with are scary. I just heard about a friend whose daughter was in the hospital and they couldn't figure out what was wrong. They gave a list of options and one was a fatal disease. That would be scary.
In times like these, I think God can help us ease our fears. We can return the Word of God and wrap ourselves in the stories of grace, given freely by our loving God. And so today, as you navigate through little goblins and the scariness of Halloween, sit down and take a little time to look up something in the Bible that will calm your fears. If you don't know what to look up, sit down with your Bible, ask God in prayer to guide you , and then open up your Bible and discover a surprise from our Lord. I bet you won't be scared! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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