...does this sound like thinly disguised blackmail?
Hazel and I were praying tonight about how to respond and God inspired us with a special treat to offer...
So when they came to the door and asked, "Trick or treat?" I responded,
"Would you like the best treat of all?"
"Would you like a 'Jesus blessing?' "
If they said "yes" I gave this blessing,
"May the Lord Jesus Christ make his face to shine upon you and give you his peace and lead you into the truth that brings perfect freedom. Amen."
The visitors have multiplied!
Word has got out, and one child said straight away, "Can you give us a prayer?"
Some were taken unawares. Four older, quite large and imposing teenagers knocked on the door.
When I made the offer of a 'Jesus blessing', three jumped back and then ran away looking terrified!
The one who remained said meekly, "Don't you have any sweets." I said, "No" which is true.
He left with his tail between his legs.
God bless you and all who read this... and pass on God's blessing. "