Black Friday seems to be kind of like the starting gun for the Christmas season – ready, set GO!!!! So here’s my weird question for today: why do we call Black Friday “black” and Good Friday “good”? Good Friday is the day when we acknowledge that Jesus was cruicified and the Friday before Easter, when Jesus rose from the dead. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving & supposed to be a day when loads of people “start” shopping for Christmas – the launch of holiday festivities. Both Fridays have their pluses and minuses – solemn and celebratory. But on this Black Friday, let’s consider a few things:
- being thankful didn’t stop yesterday when the dishwasher turned off or the last football seconds ran off the clock
- Good Friday is good because Jesus took our place on the cross & that news is very good indeed!
- Black Friday doesn’t mean Debt Friday
- let’s remind ourselves in this holiday season to keep room in our thoughts, time, actions & priorities for Jesus and His presence 🙂