It’s Black Friday and retailers are hoping for record-breaking sales this year. Last year, retail sales excelled during the Thanksgiving weekend, and this year retailers are hoping for the very same thing. To help push things along, more and more establishments are opening on Thanksgiving Day in order to give them a head start on reaching their goals.
Accordingly, economist and politicians alike are also hoping for aggressive buying from the American public to give the much-needed boost to our suffering economy.
Truthfully, as we ponder about economics this year, I hope we are also pensively considering the gifts we will give this Christmas morning. Also, I hope we each remember the greatest gift that was given some 2,000 years ago. Scripture says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Now that’s a sacrificial, sentimental, monumental gift we can all receive. We can’t duplicate, one-up, or play down the greatest gift of all time-
Think about it, and have a Blessed Day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D