Halloween: Trick or Treat?

Halloween: Trick or Treat?

While Halloween can often be a time associated with ghosts, devils and darkness, this video is designed to share the good news that Jesus is the light of the world!


Vast armies undead do tread through the night and In hordes march towards hapless victims to frighten. They stumble in step with glass-eyes on the prizes; Bunched hither, hunched over in monstrous disguises; In sizes not lofty but numb’ring a throng; To unleash on their prey the dreaded: DING DONG. Small faces with traces of mother’s eye-liner, Peer up to the resident candy provider. And there to intone ancient threats learnt verbatim; They lisp “TRICK OR TREAT!” Tis their stark ultimatum. Thus: region by region such legions take plunder.

Does this spector-full spectacle cause you to wonder? Just how did our fair festive forebears conceive, Of this primeval practice called All Hallows Eve The answer, if anyone cares to research, Surprises, it rises from old mother church. On the cusp of the customary All Saints Day The Christian kinsfolk made mocking display. These children of light both to tease and deride Don darkness, doll down as the sinister side. In preposterous pageants and dress diabolic, They hand to the damned just one final frolick.

You see with the light of the dawn on the morrow, The sunrise will swallow such darkness and sorrow. The future is futile for forces of evil; And so they did scorn them in times Medieval. For this is the nature of shadow and gloom; In the gleaming of glory there can be no room. What force is resourced by the echoing black? When the brightness ignites can the shadow push back? These ‘forces’ of darkness, if such can be called Are banished by brilliance, by blazing enthralled. So the bible begins with this fore-resolved fight; For a moment the darkness…. then “Let there be Light!”

First grief in the gloom, then joy from the East. First valley of shadow, then mountaintop feast. First wait for Messiah, then long-promised dawn. First desolate Friday and then Easter Morn. The armies of darkness while doing their worst, Can never extinguish this Dazzling Sunburst. So ridicule rogues if you must play a role; But beware getting lost in that bottomless hole. The triumph is not with the forces of night. It dawned with the One who said “I am the Light.”

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