Deuteronomy 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Darkest Day in History

Continuing with the music theme this weekend, here is another great Easter Weekend song.  This one is "Sunday" by Tree 63.  The day of the Crucifixion (what we now know as Good Friday) was the darkest day in history.  As Jesus died on the cross, His disciples probably stood there wondering where life would take them next.  All that they had invested in over the last 3 years had come to a sudden end, and they knew that they would probably be next.  What would keep the government from coming after them?  Then, as they wok up on Saturday, probably hoping that it had all been a dream, they soon realized that He was really gone.  Sadly, they did not remember what He had taught them.  He had told them on several occasions that His death would not be the end.  He had predicted His resurrection many times.  Yet in the midst of their grief and sorrow, they did not realize that Sunday was coming.  As I said yesterday, the reason that Good Friday is so "good" is because of the Sunday that followed.  Jesus had to die, but He also gave them the promise of the resurrection.  There was hope on that awful Friday afternoon!  So consider the lyrics of this song that speaks of the hope that was Sunday morning!


Nothing’s sacred, the days are cheap
Truth is thin on the ground
Still our prophets are crucified
Nobody believes we’re stumbling
It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming

Someone’s saying a prayer tonight
For hungry mouths to be filled
Someone kneels in the dark somewhere
And darkness is already crumbling
It’s Friday, but Sunday comes

Sunday – Hallelujah – it’s not so far, it’s not so far away
Sunday – Hallelujah – it’s not so far, it’s not so far away

Broken promises, weary hearts
But one promise remains:
Crucified, he will come again
It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming
It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming



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