Halloween or All Hallows Eve (Hallows means holy) it the day before All Hallows Day or All Saints Day. That is the day which the Catholic Church, and other honor all the saints, known and unknown.
Now there is trick or treating, carving pumpkins and dressing up thing. But then you might just buy the pumpkin and paint it. Some people dress up like a mysterious character or Minnie Mouse or a Marvel character. Go to the local mall. You'll see more Iron Men than you can imagine.
Ephesians 5:16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
For some people, this marks the beginning of the party season. From here through New Years it's just one weekend after another. Come January, the AA groups will be full of people who were caught driving drunk.
What can you do with Halloween?
Tonight our youth group is going to the peds unit of our local hospital. They are taking some gifts and toys for them to have.
Later some of our people are going door to door in our neighborhoods and giving treats to the people. It's a reverse trick or treat. We're giving instead of taking.
Halloween isn't about "us vs. them." It isn't about worshipping the devil or celebrating evil. As far as I can tell our world does that every day already. But you and I can take this day and use it to give the grace and love of Christ to someone.
What are you going to do?
PRAY: Dear Jesus, let my actions tell others about You every day. AMEN
PS. You'll start hearing Christmas music tomorrow somewhere.