I read this short article from the Sunday School Network (www.sundayschoolnetwork.com) and thought it was really good.
Black Friday vs. Good Friday
I was thinking this morning about some of the comparisons between black Friday and Good Friday.
Good Friday was black as God shut out the sun while our blessed Savior hung on the cross.
Black Friday is all about Christmas – so was Good Friday as Jesus was born that He might die.
Black Friday is all about financial savings while Good Friday is all about eternal saving – saving us from sin.
Today is Black Friday… the day after we spend time being thankful for what we have we all go crazy pushing and fighting to get a bunch of stuff we don’t have. Ironic, really.
On black Friday people buy stuff that does not last. On Good Friday Jesus bought something that lasts forever.
I guess on black Friday there are some people who sacrifice sleep and rest to stand in line to buy a present for someone else and yet that doesn’t even come close to what Jesus was willing to sacrifice for us.
We see a lot of selfishness on black Friday where as we see no selfishness in Jesus on Good Friday.
Black Friday is all about bargains and saving on a price while on Good Friday no price was too high for God to pay for our sins.
On black Friday we all have a choice whether to participate – on Good Friday Jesus had a choice. He could have called angels to get Him out of it, but He chose us, and was obedient to the will of God.
Thank you Jesus for making that choice for me.
First Christian Church