Consider the Day
Updated: 4 days ago
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday … what’s next?
As with any tradition or holiday, how you celebrate is a matter of choice. Everyone wants a good deal, and it’s always a good idea to ‘give’, but don’t let the world influence your choices, or how you celebrate traditions or holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are about God and His blessings!
Acts 20:35 - “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
If you are a ‘Black Friday’ shopper, being out in the masses can certainly provide opportunity to share the Love of Jesus. Take some Bible tracts with you and pass them out while you’re waiting in line. If you don’t have tracts, print out your own tracts here. Consider shopping the stores which promote ‘Christmas’ rather than generic ‘happy holiday’ themes. And maybe forgo the Starbucks coffee (they are a non-Christian company)!
If you plan on shopping at home on ‘Cyber Monday’, pray about who you can purchase and ship a gift to. Maybe a widow, orphan or anyone you know who is in need, or who is alone during the holidays. James 1:27 - “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
It’s a busy world. Take a breather! Glorify God with the day He gave you!