And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31
Let the Son in in 2016.
No matter how you look at it, there are plenty of people who are superstitious about certain places, people and holidays.
Especially, when it comes to New Year’s customs and superstitions.
I believe some of you reading this can probably relate that a number of superstitious practices arrived from your ancestral backgrounds.
For instance, there are some people who pour salt outside their front door to ward off evil spirits from entering their home (the evil spirit would be of course people who are deemed to be the devil himself).
Then there is the luck superstitious of preparing a meal of black-eye peas, rice and greens (collard, kale or cabbage) for money to come your way.
Another southern custom is to eat cornbread which will bring you wealth.
Here is another humorous belief that if you eat chicken on the first day of the year you will have financial problems the rest of the year.
But one of the weirdest things that my sisters and brothers had to endure for a number of years on New Year’s day, was our mother waking up my brothers and making them leave the house and re-enter it.
The reasoning on this superstitious ritual was that no “female” was allowed to enter the house before a “male”, thereby, a female could not bring bad luck during the year on the occupants.
For years, my mother would literally drag one of my brothers from their sleep and warm beds and push them out the door and sometimes, in snowy and freezing weather, just so that they would be the first one to enter our home.
Looking back on that New Year’s day ritual, it later became clear to me and my siblings that my mother was following a superstitious belief that she herself was taught when she was growing up from ancestors from the south. She believed in it until she finally came to the know the Truth.
What made her change?
She let the Son in
It was Jesus Christ.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
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Here is an interesting website to check out about superstitious, fears, rituals, customs and more at http://superstitionsonline.com/