Halloween is the day you go from door to door hoping to get TREATS. Nobody wants to get TRICKed, like getting candy that has something bad in it. That’s bad news, but did you know there is someone who is trying to TRICK you? It’s the devil. He doesn’t want you to think that you are too bad. That way he can TRICK you right out of heaven.

     The Biblesays, “For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Can you remember a time when you did something you should not have? God tells us there is a paycheck for sin. “For the wages of sin is death…” (Rom. 6:23).This is an eternal death, away from God in a place called “hell”, not a place you want to be.

  The good news is that God loves you and made a way so you don’t have to go there. God’s Son, named Jesus, says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). God sent His only Son down from heaven to die on a cruel, wooden cross to take the punishment for all that you ever did wrong. He was buried, but He didn’t stay dead. Three days later Jesus came back to life to prove that He really did have the power over both sin and its penalty of death. He’s still alive, and now He is offering you the gift of eternal life in heaven with Him.

What would happen if you got carried away on Halloween and broke my large front window? Worse yet, you got caught? Someone would have to pay for a new one. You. Right? Now suppose my son, who is just about your age, comes out and hands you a large piggy bank and tells you that all the money he earned this summer for a new bike is yours. Wow! What would you do next? To make the gift yours, you would have to reach out and take the piggy bank. Then you could pay me for the window and keep the extra.

The Bible says, “…The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). When Christ died on the cross, He offered you His “piggy bank” - the payment of the penalty of your sin. If you reach out and take it, you will have everything you need and more to face a holy and just God. Then you will never have to be away from Him. You can live with Him in heaven forever. Now that’s a great TREAT!

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

If you want Jesus to pay for your sin, just pray and ask Him now. ADMIT to Him that you have done wrong. Tell Him that you BELIEVE that He came to earth, died on the cross, was buried, and came back to life three days later. CALL on Him to forgive you and pay for your sin. Then enjoy the best TREAT of all - knowing that someday you will live in heaven with God forever.

Don’t get TRICKed.

Take God’s TREAT!


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