October 31 is a holy day. It is not a day to celebrate witches, goblins, vampires, and Satanic rituals. It is technically the eve of All Saints Day (November 1) — also known as “All Hallows” and “Hallowmas” — from the root word “hallowed” or “holy.” As the eve of “All Hallows,” October 31 came to be called “Hallowe’en, which is the abbreviation of “All Hallows Evening.” And in many churches throughout the world the celebration begins on the evening of October 31 and runs through November 1. It is a day to celebrate the faithful believers who serve and have served the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Catholic Church, the celebration focuses mainly on those believers who have already gone into the presence of the Lord But in most protestant churches, it focuses on celebrating all true believers both on earth and in heaven — since the New Testament calls true believers “saints.” I’m going to be celebrating “Hallowe’en by celebrating Jesus and all his saints who share His truth, His love and His mercy with a sighing, crying, dying world who are desperate for His saving grace.