A treat to give trick-or-treaters. Come in a pack of 50.
Halloween can be a scary night with frightening masks, weird sounds, and the occasional, “BOO!” But the reality is, it is all done in fun and there is probably nothing to really be afraid of. Those scary masks are made of rubber and plastic and slip off to reveal an ordinary kid much like you. Oh, there are many superstitions accompanying this night, like those associated with the black cat, but they’re only superstitions and you will be fine when you complete your rounds and return to your home.
But did you know there is something that really is scary and is the cause of bad things? No, it’s not a black cat and it’s not a ghost or goblin. It’s a thing called sin and it began many years ago when the first man and woman disobeyed God. Did you know that the Bible tells us that it is because of sin people die?
“Wherefore, by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men…”.
“For the wages of sin is death…”.
And the Bible says that we are all sinners.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
There are two kinds of death. First, there is the kind we’ve all seen when life leaves a person’s body and they no longer breathe. Second, there is spiritual death that is even worse than the first kind of death. You see, with spiritual death we are separated forever from God in a place called Hell and can never go to Heaven. While everyone will experience physical death spiritual death has a cure and it is called “belief and faith”.
You see God loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus into this world to physically die for us and pay the price of our sin.
“But God commendeth His love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Being good can’t help you, obeying your parents and never telling a lie won’t help either. Only belief and faith can give you everlasting life. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Many things in life may scare you but you don’t ever have to be afraid of not going to Heaven when you die. If you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and believe that He died for you, paid the price of your sin and rose again you can be saved and you will go to Heaven some day. This is a promise from God.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13″