It’s time for the fading light to dim to darkness,
for scary and cute faces to cover up the faces we love,
for leaves to pile high and yet crackle under our feet as we feel our way through the darkness,
for pumpkins to smile and sneer at us,
for cider to be served hot and spicy,
for children to beg for candy at our front doors,
for the “zombies” who live in our neighborhoods to party late into the night-
It is really just the day before All Saint’s Day on the Western Christian Calendar. A day that is signified with remembering all those who have died in the Lord. Remembering and looking forward to the time when we will all be reunited in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I can celebrate this.
I am in anticipation for the actual day when I shall see Jesus, and all of my loved ones who have gone before me into eternity.
I shiver in anticipation, which is not at all like a shiver of fear.
But I enjoy the holiday, because it is NOT a celebration of death and evil and fear.
It is a celebration of those who have gone before us.
Because Our God holds the issues of death-Psalm 68:20-
and death for a believer is a sacred trust between God and himself.
Don’t turn this holiday into a harvest festival.
Look deep into the eyes of death and ask where is the sting.
Walk by the cemetery and look for the victory.
Celebrate because God deserves the praise and the glory.
Do I hear any “Amens”?!?