Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday… That is about all we have heard over the past few days. Black Friday started Thursday and people around the world rushed out to buy gifts for others and themselves at cheaper than normal prices. Then, Cyber Monday shows up and once again, people bombard the internet looking for the best deals possible this one day of the year.
After all of the shopping is done and people are done spending thousands of dollars on material items, Giving Tuesday shows up. I really don’t understand why Giving Tuesday is after everyone breaks themselves shopping but that is how the world has scheduled it.
What if we were to take Giving Tuesday and move it to the Tuesday before Thanksgiving? Would people be more willing to give to people who need it or will they skip over it and save their money for the one-day sales?
The greatest gift ever given was God’s gift of Jesus. Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, provided a perfect example of living Christ-like, died on the cross for our sins, and then rose from the tomb. He did all of this so We could have a gift that lasts forever, eternal life.
We have the ability to give a piece of the greatest gift as well. We all know people who are non-Christians. It is simple to share God’s word to each and every one of them. If you are not good at confronting someone about Christ, simply tag them in an event on social media that deals with Christ, drop a Bible off at their house, and pray for them.
Christ commands us to spread his word, bring people to Him, so others can share the amazing gift of eternal life with Him. There is a large family of Christians spread across the world. One simple share of worship service can spark the attention of a non-believer and be a turning point in their life.
Giving Tuesday for Christians occurs every day of the year, not just Tuesday. We can give the gift of life each and every day. Let’s take advantage of it today.
God is Good!