Does it seem ironic to anyone else that the day after Thanksgiving is now known (in America at least) as Black Friday? A day dedicated by many to the full expression of greed and materialism that our Christmas holiday has become. Christmas – the holiday when we typically remember that Jesus was born. In the fourth gospel the apostle John said this about Jesus, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:4, 5) This is the same Jesus whose light still shines today, even in the darkness of a land where days like Black Friday are among the “holiest” of days. And the same Jesus who told us not to lay up treasures on earth, but in heaven.
Here’s an earth-shattering announcement: You don’t have to join in the commercialism that Christmas has become. Watch the video again, and then decide to help someone who is far less fortunate than you are this Christmas season. Someone, for example, who has to get their drinking water from a mudhole.
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