My heart was very sad when this article was brought to my attention this morning. This is a classic example of what I was talking about in my post “Christmas Day” that I just posted yesterday on what Christmas is, and what it is not (please read it).
This article represent what Christmas it is not. This behavior is rooted from greed, and covetousness.
I have never posted news on this site before, but this one validates yesterdays post on what Christmas it not.
Please send out your prayers to the hurting families and victims in Jesus’ name.
Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart employee
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Wal-Mart employee in New York state’s Long Island died on Friday when a throng of shoppers surged into the store and physically broke down the doors, a police spokesman said.
The 34-year-old man was at the entrance of the Valley Stream Walmart store when it opened at 5 a.m. local time and was knocked to the ground, the police report said.
The exact cause of death was still to be determined by a medical examiner.
Four shoppers, including a 28-year-old pregnant woman, were also taken to local hospitals for injuries sustained in the incident, police said.
The Friday after America’s Thanksgiving holiday is known as Black Friday and marks what is traditionally the busiest retail day of the year, kicking off the Christmas shopping season.
U.S. stores across the country opened in the early hours of Friday to offer discounts to consumers hit by a contracting economy. Hundreds of shoppers waited on line before dawn at some locations to secure deals on holiday gifts.
Representatives at Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, were not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Michele Gershberg; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Sandra Maler).
The True Meaning of Christmas
Luk 2:8 And in the same country there were shepherds living in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luk 2:9 And lo, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. And they were grievously afraid.
Luk 2:10 And the angel said to them, Do not fear. For behold, I give to you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luk 2:11 For to you is born today, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luk 2:12 And this is a sign to you. You will find the babe wrapped, lying in a manger.
Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luk 2:15 And it happened as the angels departed from them into Heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Indeed, let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened, which the Lord made known to us.
It means Love; a free gift to all.