by Jean Roesler
Today is what we now call “Black Friday.” For retailers it marks the first day of the Christmas shopping season and the day that brings them from operating in the “red” to the “black.” You might say Black Friday “saves” the day for retailers. Since 2003, with the exception of 2004, Black Friday has been the busiest shopping day of the year.
There is another black Friday when the skies turned dark at noon and Jesus breathed his last. That Black Friday enabled us to be saved from our sins and have life eternal. The cost was great but priceless for those of us who believe in Him. We call it Good Friday.
If you are out shopping today, I hope you enjoy your experience. As Black Friday passes and Cyber Monday approaches and the shopping season begins in earnest, let us remember for whom this Christmas Season is really about and the other Black Friday that made it possible.