Luke 23:44 “And it was now about the sixth hour (noon) and darkness fell over the whole land until about the ninth hour (3pm) …V46 and Jesus crying out with a loud voice said Father into thy hands I commit my spirit and having said this, he breathed his last.” NASB
Black Friday is the name given to the huge shopping day after Thanksgiving. People have been camping out for days already as I write this. They are waiting for the stores to open on Friday morning just to get the very best deal. The disciples had their own Black Friday when their hopes of an earthly king and kingdom died before their eyes. Of course we know about resurrection Sunday when Jesus rose from the dead but they didn’t. If all you know of Black Friday is shopping, then I invite you to read chapters 23 and 24 of the gospel of Luke in the Holy Scriptures. Jesus fulfilled His mission on earth and it is detailed in there. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. Sent by the father “For God so loved the world, he gave His only son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16
Black jewelry is very popular right now. Black Diamonds! Who would have been able to predict just a few years ago that by irradiation diamonds could be cooked to any color. Yellow, blue, black, green, red, pink, brown…exotic colors. Of course these colors occur naturally but their rarity increases the price dramatically. With the irradiation process, anyone can afford a diamond of their color choice.
Most women are willing to try something different. Most of us have a signature piece of jewelry that helps us feel special. Black diamond is a really hot fashion statement right now. That reminds me of another jewelry store anecdote. I was showing a young man a bridal set and told him it was really hot. He stepped back and firmly told me “I don’t want no stolen goods”. I never could convince him I meant popular and he left the store. (My bad)
If Black Friday shopping of your idea of fun, go for it! Just don’t forget the Black Friday that gave us hope of eternal life. Jesus paid his all.
The picture at top is a handmade antique mourning brooch set in coin silver and can be seen in my online store