For decades, American’s have heard the term “Black Friday” used for the day after Thanksgiving shopping that kicks off the Christmas gift-buying season. Then, nearly a decade ago, “Cyber Monday” was coined as online retail sales increased.
Last year, a new day was named as a way for individuals to give back. “Giving Tuesday.” This isn’t a new concept; the Gospel has been telling this is true for since Christ died for us. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45, NKJV)
With Christ as the center of our lives, we are challenged each day to give more to others than to ourselves – to show His love through our words, actions and deeds.
What are your plans for Giving Tuesday and throughout Christmas? How will you pay forward the ultimate gift?
If you are looking for a way to share the hope of Christ, we encourage you to bring a friend to Christmas at the Library to share the real story of Christmas.
“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35, NKJV)