Once again the annual kowtow to everything that represents what’s wrong with our world is underway – aka H*ll*w**n. Kids (and grown-ups) dressed-up to scare – ghosts, ghouls, goblins and all that’s ghastly. What a tragedy that our neighbours are so ambivalent towards the Light that they masquerade as creatures, not merely of the night, but the darkest pits of hell, the antithesis and absence of God. Just the name of this day and a brief glance at the history fills me with revulsion.
Consider the folly: with yet more real-life heartbreak happening in the world around us – a plane crashed today in the Sinai, a teen stabbed to death in an Aberdeen school earlier this week and a seemingly neverending war raging in Syria – is there not enough evil rampant on this planet without us bringing more to the party?
I yearn for a day when everyone realises that goodness is worth treasuring and celebrating with each ounce of our being and second of our time on this earth. Lord Jesus, let your Light shine ever-brighter and drive out completely all that is dark. May we become so sick of sin, so repulsed by wrong, so disgusted with all that’s despicable that we long only to feast on your love, rejoice in your truth and sing of your glory.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Philp. 4:8)