Halloween is actually short for 'All-hallow-even' which is the eve of All Saints day.
All Saints Day is a day in which Christian heroes are remembered, the greatest hero being
Jesus Christ. Jesus, the very Son of God, came into this world as a man 2000 years ago to pay the penalty for sin. My sin, your sin, everyone's sin. The Bible says that 'All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God' (Romans 3:23) and in sinning we are rejecting the all knowing, all loving, all powerful Creator. The consequences of such rejection is a life without God even into eternity. This is called Hell.
It really will be hell.
And yet, there is hope.
Jesus is our hope and the way to true life.
When Jesus died on the cross He took the punishment that we deserve and paid in full with His own life. He rose from the dead and now offers forgiveness for sin and the way to eternal life. All we need to is to believe in Him, the Son of God who paid for our sin, ask His forgiveness and accept it. That is hope! Blessed and assured hope!
Kind of weird then, that Halloween has become a day to dress up in the most ghoulish of costumes and go door knocking for treats.
Have we been tricked?
Or do we have truth?