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No Need To Shop Anymore (The Only True Black Friday via Paul Tripp)

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The world seems to be obsessed with Black Friday, looking for their desires to be met at a discount price.
It an ironic contrast that the Christian Black Friday is about someone sacrificing their life receiving the full penalty for sin for the salvation of others, while the world’s current Black Friday is about the world scrambling for discount prices in order to fulfil their needs.
(and yes, my purchases have been made)

Paul Tripp has poem that remembers the real Black Friday.
The most important thing can’t be bought at any price.
It can only be received freely because Jesus paid the price for us.

No Need To Shop Anymore

There was only one Black Friday.
It was not the day after Thanksgiving.
It was not a day when self-oriented consumers
bumped into,
climbed over,
pushed into,
screamed at,
and hated the other consumers who were
in their way.
No, all the action of the one Black Friday
was on a hill of death
outside the city
where three souls hung on crosses
—two criminals and the Messiah.
Christ doing what he came to do
and what the world was desperate for.
That Friday the world went dark,
the Father turned his back,
graves opened, and
the veil ripped in two.
The Son carried the Father’s anger.
Death was offered so life could be given.
Darkness fell so light would shine.
Payment made;
freedom given;
redemption accomplished.
There was only one Black Friday.
No need to shop anymore for
a Savior.

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