Halloween is nothing more than a dance with the spirits of the dead and demons, with depictions of horror with gory masks and satanic rituals. If it were only about dressing up, I would probably like it. I love creating costumes and bringing storybook characters to life. One of my most memorable times was when we were on a crew for the Gasparilla parades, and I designed intricately detailed pirate costumes. That got old quickly, though; most wannabe pirates stayed drunk the entire time and barely stumbled down the parade route; on top of that, they were interacting with children. That wasn’t a good look for adults. When the devil draws you to participate in something that he fabricates, you must pay the price for your involvement. A good example is Hollywood; look at the price they pay for fame, the devil requires them to worship him, and in many cases, they can’t live with what they’ve done and have their lives shortened by their self-destructive behavior.
Though many say that this day belongs to the devil, don’t believe it! This day and every day belong to God. As Christ-followers, we should use it as a day to pray for those afflicted by Satan and for God to recover the people who belong to him. Make the devil cringe by worshiping Jesus like never before!
As for my costume today, I will stay in my fatigues as I continue to battle the enemy to help bring salvation to as many as I can.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24