The Friday after Thanksgiving has come to be the biggest shopping day of the year. “Black Friday” has expanded in recent years. Stores have been opening at ridiculously early hours. More recently, Black Friday has backed up into Thursday evening, and even Thanksgiving morning at some stores.
There is nothing wrong with trying to find a bargain price on a needed item. However, for many people, Black Friday has become a symbol of greedy, selfish consumerism.
How different that is from the black Friday when Jesus so unselfishly hung on a cross to pay for the sins of mankind!
“From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.”—Matthew 27:45.