Friday’s Here But Sunday’s Coming

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?  1 Corinthians 15:55

The following has been posted several times during the existence of this blog. The narrative is mine.

Jesus. He, Who was there at the Beginning, came to Earth, a seemingly insignificant planet located in the Orion Spur off the Perseus Arm in the Milky Way galaxy.  Yet, this planet was particularly blessed for this place was the home of those created in the image of the Creator. These were special people, dearly loved.

Enjoy this video called The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd,  which was filmed  April 4-11, 2011at El Teide which is one of Spain´s highest mountains. It is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories. You will see stunning views of the Milky Way. Think of a God who created far more than what you can see here but still loves you

Yet, these beloved people of God were strangely rebellious. They grew tired of their King and His rules. They turned from Him and a darkness settled over the planet. That is why the Light came. And so, on a day called Good Friday, a strange name for a day of execution, He was crucified by the very people He created, loved, and came to redeem. The angels gasped in confusion.  How does one execute the Eternal? And why?  But, there was a plan. There had always been a plan.

So, they laid Him in the ground. Death and sadness consumed them. The Light of the World seemingly had been extinguished. But, just before He died, He said something curious to the thief. “Today you will be with Me in paradise.”  Paradise? He was dead, wasn’t He? Perhaps they could not see it in the midst of their grief and disappointment, but soon they would learn a deep truth. In the darkness, there is always the Light of the World, always!  But, they would have to look into the darkness to really see it.

Watch “The Aurora” by Terje Sorgjerd. He spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years.  This video was shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degrees north and 30 degrees east.

Then, on Easter morning, death lost its final shot at victory. The Light entered the Body and He once again walked amongst His people who were no longer lost but had been found. Unburdened by their sin, they started to dance and continue to dance because Sunday has come and the Lord of the Dance will be with them, always!

Rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Budapest, Hungary who, for many years, had to practice their faith in the dark. I visited this very square years ago as a high school student, never imagining that faith would one day be openly celebrated here. On April 4, 2010, over 1,300 young people (and a few of us older types who impressively got their groove on) all of them members of Faith Church, celebrated Resurrection Sunday.

Given the war in Ukraine in 2022, these next two videos are surprisingly relevant.

Then, the following year, even more, showed up. Isn’t that like the faith? They told a few and then a few more and before they realized it, the world changed. This one adds a little cultural dancing as well.

This dance inspired more dances all around the world. May you join in the dance of the Resurrection because



Friday’s Here But Sunday’s Coming — 10 Comments

  1. Some years back I heard a ‘theologian’ say that the great darkness that happened when Jesus died on the cross was probably a ‘solar eclipse’.
    Not possible on Passover.
    Jesus of Nazareth is the nexus of all time, of all space, and the spaces in between the spaces.
    Of all created worlds, both seen and unseen.
    He was and is the light of the world in a very literal sense, and when he breathed his last on that cross, light was the first to go.

  2. Muff, beautiful insight, this:
    “The fabric of creation itself began to unravel.”

    and then, from the Risen Christ, in the Book of Revelation 21:5,
    Good News Translation:
    “Then the One who sits on the throne said,


  3. Thank you Dee for keeping the Main Thing the main thing on TWW. It is for Jesus that we fight the battle of abuse, aberrant theology, and bad-boy ministers and ministries.


    (ole Max is off this morning to hide Easter eggs for the grandsons and to celebrate the risen Savior with family)

  4. Muff Potter: I heard a ‘theologian’ say that the great darkness that happened when Jesus died on the cross was probably a ‘solar eclipse’

    Another example of a theologian who just doesn’t get it.

    That’s why John warned us:

    “Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1 AMP)

  5. John 6:39
    And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.