Is This The Devil’s Day?
“…your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour…” 1 Peter 5:8, NKJV.
Historically, we celebrate Halloween each year on October 31. Halloween is typically filled with gruesome costumes and “Trick Or Treat” visits to homes in the community.
Someone has wondered; if this is the devil’s day?
Halloween actually is a celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of “All Hallows Day”. It begins the three-day observance of “All-Hallow-Tide”, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Is Halloween the devil’s day?
Remember this; the devil does not have ownership to anything unless you give him the right to own it. If you give the devil this day, then it’s his.
In the purist sense of “All Hallows Eve”, it is a day to remember and honor all the faithful who has passed on. We are to remember and honor the dead and not try to look like the dead or try and raise the dead.
There are good and positive ways to participate in Halloween events. There are many churches that offer events at the church as a way of fun, fellowship and outreach. Civic organizations often have similar events.
Unfortunately, our world has become ugly and dangerous in many ways. There will always be someone who will attempt to take advantage of vulnerable and unsuspecting children on days like this.
We can find ways to give God Glory and Honor each and every day we live regardless of what the rest of the world is doing.