Just as there are consequences to eating too many sweets-cavities, there are consequences to our sin.
Tricks are okay, costumes are fun, but best are the Halloween sweets. They’re ooey and gooey, chocolaty and nutty, delicious holiday treats.
Some are a kiss, a creature, or clown. They’re wrapped in fall colors of orange, black, and brown. Some are big pieces, others are small. Some are silly, while others a ball.
We shout “Trick or Treat,” and run door to door, opening our bags and asking for more. I snarl like a pirate, and you howl with a “Boo!” I nibble on one bite, while you gulp down two.
When the night is over, we add up our plunder. My bag is full, but yours makes us wonder. Didn’t we knock, knock, knock on every door together? Then why is your bag so empty and mine is full of treasure?
While you’re at the dentist, I’m playing at school. Your teeth are hurting ‘cause you broke the first rule. Too much sugar and too many sweets make your teeth rotten and spoil your treats.
There’s a price to pay for the bad that we do. We don’t feel it today, but tomorrow, BOO HOO! When it’s wrong, it’s wrong, and we call it a sin. Too many sins, like candy, will never let us win.
Parents and teachers explain right from wrong. If we choose what is bad, we won’t get along. The Bible, God’s book, says a lot about sin. All of us are guilty and deserve punishment in the end. We run far from God—one step, two steps…five, six, and seven.
Our sin pulls us from God and farther from Heaven.
But Jesus said He’d take our place. He’d die on the cross, our sins to erase. Jesus rose three days later to prove He’s the One. He removes all our sins because He’s God’s Son.
Look what the Bible says: He [Jesus] was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God. Romans 4:25
If you believe Jesus loves you that much, God will forgive you of your sins and give you eternal life with Him in Heaven. The Bible promises:
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.
If you want God’s special gift of eternal life, then say a prayer like this: “God, I’m sorry I do bad things. Please forgive me. I believe your only Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross and rose again to take away my sins. Thank You for loving me and giving me eternal life so I can live with you in Heaven forever. Amen!”