You can't watch or read anything recently without having some advertisement for another "blow out" sale.
But during this crazy time of year ... when everyone's rushing around for the perfect gifts ... we need to reel ourselves back in and remember that first "Black Friday" -
...Where Jesus was scourged, beaten, mocked and sacrificed himself at Calvary that we might have His free gift of everlasting life.
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was on him; and with his stripes we are healed."
1 Peter 2:24
"Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed."
"But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."