Tomorrow is Halloween. The last day of the month. October will be gone for another year.
Masks and makeup will cover the faces of so many around the country. Dressing up, pretending to be someone else, something else, anything else. We laugh and scare. We’re clever and creepy. We’re different from what we were the day before.
With masks and makeup, although hiding our true identity, we are able to reveal a piece of us that we usually hide without a coverup. We are free from judgement because we are accepted as the one we have become. We are free from fear and uncertainty because we’ve transformed into something that has already been accepted.
Have you ever been to the bars on Halloween? Honestly, for me, it’s the best night of the year. Why? Because everyone is friendly and open. They shout your name (Elmo! Batman! Duck Dynasty guy!) and greet you and are happy to see your presence enter the bar because they know you.
It’s such an ironic concept.
It’s also an easily relate-able concept. Allow me to step on the soapbox. If you’ve received Christ as your Lord and Savior, putting on your Halloween mask and makeup is the unnecessary step in the process above. Think about it.
Enjoy your Halloween. Just remember that masks and makeup aren’t needed to be friendly, open, free from judgement, fear and uncertainty. You are transformed and already accepted. Now that’s a concept.