Time to close the curtains, turn of the lights and pretend your not in! Halloween is coming this weekend.
Like many Christians this time of year can fill me with dread. Especially if I have to be home alone. The blatant celebration of evil and darkness can be terrifying, so we do what we do best: hide away and pretend that nothing is happening.
We spend ages saying how terrible it is that shops are stocking aisles of Halloween related tat. “It’s getting bigger every year.” Then we go home, close the curtains and hide away. Because that’s what you do when you’re scared.
And it is shocking; only this week I read that Halloween is now the third biggest holiday in the UK, only beaten by Christmas and Easter. I’ve even heard of people decorating their houses like you would at Christmas. It can feel like darkness is taking over.
What do we do, do we run away and hide, scared of the darkness, or do we fight it with light.
It’s not even like it’s a real fight. Light will always beat darkness. Even on Halloween.
We do not need to be afraid.