Well Black Friday is here. Not so fond of the name and definitely not fond of the shopping frenzy. I’m just not that kind of shopper although the bargains can sure be wonderful!
Thanksgiving is now a blip on the screen of yesterday. But I love Thanksgiving and am so glad that our family drags it out over a couple of days. Today we will feast and find a tree with some of our kiddos. And some of our other family will make the trek to the football playoffs. All of us are hoping for a win tonight!
Oh beloved, if Thanksgiving left you full of food but empty at heart, don’t let the day become your dread. Don’t let the overplayed commercialism become your reason to skip giving thanks!
If nothing else, we can all be thankful for something beyond ourselves. Even the Black Friday of our faith became a joyous celebration. Nobody was sure of what would happen after Jesus went to the cross. But He fulfilled His purpose for you and me so that we could have stuff that can’t be bought and enjoy life that can’t be destroyed.
God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning and thank Him for the real Black Friday. Let Him pour out on you all that really means – freedom to enjoy life, freedom to take the pressure to perform off, freedom to live a life of pure joy. There’s more than you can imagine and He gives it all to you. Let Thanksgiving remain your theme everywhere you go and live in the light of the Abundant gift of faith every day.
Romans 5:10 For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
2 Corinthians. 5:21, He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,