Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Today's reading: I John 1-2

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. I John 1:5 NRSV

God is light. No darkness in God at all.

We need to remember this on such a day as Black Friday.

Black Friday, the day when folks are full of high carbs and sugar, don't sleep much and stand in line for hours in order to discover the bargain they wanted is sold out. Tempers are high and anger is just on the verge of erupting. People end up feeling miserable rather than satisfied.

If that isn't darkness, I don't know what is.

Yet, God is still light.

God still beckons us to what is truly important.

And it has nothing to do with Christmas shopping.

God, you are light and in you is no darkness at all. Help us to focus on your light rather than the light of stores with special sales. May we recall what is really important. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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