Black Friday and Good Friday

Black Friday and Good Friday Don't really have anything in common or do they? This 1-minute devotion makes some suggestions. #BlackFriday #BibleLoveNotes #Bible
 
Things are not always what they seem.

In 1864, newspapers coined the name “Black Friday” for a stock market crash. Now the term is used for the biggest shopping day of the year when retailers turn a profit—or go “in the black.”

Black Friday is good for retailers, but not so good for those consumers who overspend due to the false sense of urgency merchants create. 

I cannot help but compare Black Friday to Good Friday. It also has a good and bad side.

Good Friday was bad for Christ who suffered excruciating physical and spiritual pain on a bloody cross. But it was good for all of us for whom Christ died. 

That Friday we received treasure far beyond our budget, but we didn’t have to spend a dime…the price was paid for us.

The message of Good Friday should make us thankful throughout the year, even on Black Friday.
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Source: Psychology of Sales on Black Friday
image: Free Digital Photos

Black Friday and Good Friday Don't really have anything in common or do they? This 1-minute devotion makes some suggestions. #BlackFriday #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

2 comments:

  1. I didn't spend a dime on 'Black Friday' and it is so wonderful to know that Jesus paid it all on 'Good Friday.' Great analogy, Gail.

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  2. Reread this today. I somehow got booted off the subscription list. Ugh! Hope you and yours have a Happy Easter!

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