Reconnect One: What makes Good Friday good and Black Friday black?April 18, 2019
Reconnect One, with Carmen LaBerge:
“What makes Good Friday good and Black Friday black?” Popped the question from the 10-year-old in the back seat.
Reaching back to my B-school course in retail marketing I answered, “Well, on Black Friday, retailers try to pull out of the red of debt and get into the black, turning a profit.
And Good Friday? Well, Good Friday is another day dealing in black and red. The red of Good Friday is the blood of Jesus. He moves us from the darkness of death to blood-bought eternal life. In this case, the profit is ours and we have done nothing to deserve it.”
The Lord’s powerful presence reveals truth and plants it in human hearts – even in the backseat of my car. Because then came the punch line that caught me off guard.
“Miss Carmen, why do people get up so early and stand in line for Black Friday but no one pays that much attention to Good Friday?” Good question, child, good question.