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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday

A day to give thanks!


Black Friday.  

A day when the red line becomes black. 

It’s an irresistible encounter.  
I must have it!

Just take a step back and stop.  Look around.  The crowds are everywhere. 

We’ve known the day is coming. The streets and sidewalks are full and some are ready to succumb to the advertisement.

Black Friday is known for the day the retailer turns deficit into a profit.

What if I could do this on a personal level?

Black Friday. 

It’s a giveaway day. 
Do you see it? A purple robe.  A hand-made crown.
Rush in. 
It will cost you nothing!  It will cost him his life.

See him?

He will take our insufficiency, all that we don't have and pay for it all.

Yes, it’s been told.  Yes, it has come to pass.

The King of Heaven will pay for the sins of men.

Black Friday.

Follow the crowds.  It leads to the sign that reads, “King of the Jews”.

It’s a madhouse.

The weight of the world on his shoulders.  He falls to the ground.

The crowds are everywhere.

Strike him on the face.

Strip him of his clothing.  The one-piece garment has worth.

Come and see as lots are cast.

Many are close but have not entered in.

I’ll watch from afar.

Today is the day where the debt can be turned around.

Then the words are heard in all creation, “It is finished”. (John 19:30)

Yes, the signs all pointed to this day.

This is the day of thanksgiving! 

He who had no sin died for the one ravished in depravity.

He pushed through the crowds.

He carried the cross.

He paid for our sins.

It’s not a temporary event.

It’s an eternal, life-giving changing experience!

He who had no sin offers this gift.

And wherever we are all we have to do is receive.

A heart of repentance he will not turn away.

Will you receive the gift of eternal life? 

Jesus, the Savior of the World!

A Black Friday Event!

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)