FALL! That means pumpkins, apples, pretty leaves, and more pumpkins! It was a day full of the greatness fall has to offer. I baked two apple pies, a pumpkin pie, and carved a pumpkin with Joe. Here are some pictures of us carving our pumpkin!
Joe and I chose to carve an Ichthus into our pumpkin. This very popular Christian symbol has a history that I learned about tonight and find quite interesting!
After the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, the Christian church grew rapidly. Christians soon found themselves to be the subjects of persecution by both the Romans and the Jews. It became dangerous to be known as a Christian. So, when two strangers met and thought maybe they were fellow believers, one of them would draw, on the ground, the upper half of the fish symbol. If the other recognised the symbol, he/she would complete the drawing of the fish.
ΙΧΘΥΣ is Greek for ‘fish.’ These letters can be read as an acrostic saying, “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior” or in Greek, “Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ ͑Υιός, Σωτήρ”.