The end of October comes every year
bringing many contrasting convictions,
but shows a picture of Christ's redemption
more clearer than other celebrations.
This is the time where good deeds & our best
are neglected from now being displayed.
Out come the ugly, the strange, & evil
we don't show others, except on this day.
With empty bags we appear at the door-
having done nothing good to deserve it,
though frightfulness appears on our faces
there is a treat for all who pursue it.
Such a picture resonates in my heart
more than good children with long lists i see,
who hope their nice deeds are number enough
to earn them some presents under the tree.
To the cross with my empty heart open
I came dressed in rags of sin, pain & greed.
Christ saw all of me, with no good to show,
yet He placed something so sweet down inside.
So either way your convictions are swayed
while considering this 31st day-
don't close your eyes to the image that shines
or truth to be shown the trick-or-treat way.
Ephesians 2:1-5 "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world & the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature & following its desires & thoughts. Like the rest we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -it is by grace you have been saved."