Oh -- October 31st. Today a lot of kids -- big and small -- are running around in costumes, begging for candy, pulling pranks, or posting selfies of themselves in their clever cosplay on social media.
But guess what? I found out recently that Halloween isn't the only holiday going on in the world on this day. Today is also Reformation Day, the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation!
500 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany. While this act that Luther did doesn't really seem like all that big of a deal to a lot of us now, it was in fact a very big deal during that time, and was a very important event in sparking the protestant reformation. And that, in turn, does indeed affect us as Christians today, because if this reformation had never happened, we most likely would not have the kind of freedom of religion that we have today, to worship God in the way we see fit, or even be able to own a Bible of our own.
So, today is a great day to be thankful to God for this much easier time that we live in now where we can openly worship Him without fear of being arrested or even killed for going against a certain church's doctrine.
I also wanted to share with you this video down below that gives more information on Martin Luther and his life and what led to him writing down his famous 95 Theses. I'd definitely recommend taking a little time out of your day today to watch!
"[Martin Luther proved] that it's not [entirely] about technology or distribution -- but having something important to say." -Dave Stotts, Drive Thru History
Happy Reformation Day, everyone!