Black Friday, 2 words that make me pull the covers over my head.
Every year it seems to get worse with other wise courteous people becoming money-saving-deal-snatching hordes of Scrooge’s with no regard for the life of others.
Linda and I had to make a Wal-mart run on Saturday and the stories around the store were still being told.
Customers screaming obscenities, pushing, shoving, and snatching products all in the name of Christmas cheer.
Samuel Smiles once said, “Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing.”
I guess he never went to the after Thanksgiving Christmas sale.
Of course part of the fault lies in the stores themselves as the great deals usually come with stringent restrictions and limited stock.
If 300 people show up to get a heavily discounted laptop and there are only 10 in the store then there will be 290 disappointed and angry consumers bent on not letting the next deal slip through their fingers.
The result is anarchy.
In the Bible a man named Zacchaeus was looking for a something and like many consumers, he was short and easily pushed out of the way.
He ended up climbing up a tree to see Jesus, who ate at Zacchaeus’ home.
While there Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:9-10
Salvation came to the house of Zacchaeus.
It would be great if people were so interested in salvation that they camped outside the church waiting for the doors to open?
Wouldn’t it be great if those that came ran for the front seats rather than conveniently stopping in the back?
There is plenty of Jesus to go around but there is also a need to rush.
You never know when He will return and you will miss the deal of your life!