Friday’s Here But Sunday’s Coming

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

Cross Against The Light



Last year, On Good Friday, we published this post. For the two of us, it is deeply moving. We take you though the dark day of Good Friday and end with a goose bump inspiring dance. This year, we add one more short video as people around the globe join in the dance in honor of the Resurrection. May you see the Christ in all of these short videos and in the faces of believers from around the globe. He died but He is risen indeed! Maybe next year we can figure out how to do a TWW dance! (You may want to scroll to the bottom to pause the final video. It is being finicky.

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 a special people, dearly loved. 

Enjoy this video called The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd,  which was filmed  April 4-11, 2011at El Teide which is Spain´s highest mountain. 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 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 degree north and 30 degrees east. 

Then, on Easter morning, death lost it's 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, all of them members of Faith Church, celebrated Resurrection Sunday.

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 — 15 Comments

  1. You know Dee and Deb as we discuss the issues raised on this blog, today through Sunday shows us that even in all this madness, Christ came to save each of us; Calvinista, Reformed, not reformed, the whole lot of us needs saving. Praise God that he came to earth not to wield the sword but as a suffering servant. May everyone out here in the blogosphere have a very blessed Easter because HE IS RISEN!

  2. Thanks Robin and René!

    Looking forward to sharing our EChurch with you this weekend!

    Blessings to our TWW “Family” as we remember what our Savior JESUS CHRIST has done for us.


  3. That “Friday’s Here, but Sunday’s Coming” sermon reminds me of my grandma’s church…I attended every Easter Sunday with her. She’s long gone to Heaven. Thank you so much for that pleasant memory jog. Happy Easter & Resurrection to you all.

    Thank you Jesus!

  4. True Words,

    I love your pictures!


    Be sure to take a look at True Words’ bluebird on April 4th.

  5. “These were a special people, dearly loved. ”

    That brings tears to my eyes.

    It just seemed like another Friday til I read that.

  6. “…And the three men I admire most-
    the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost-
    They caught the last train for the coast
    The day the music died
    And they were singing…”

    — Don McLean 1971 —

  7. Muff,

    I love that song! Now you know what will be playing in my head for the rest of the afternoon!

  8. HowDee YaAll,

    “Thank you Jesus, for giving your Life for us…” (tears)

    Who Am I – “Casting Crowns”

    Jesus, thank you for mak’in ‘Hope’ possible!

    (Christ in us the Hope of Glory!)

     ….But Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with the rest of the disciples when Jesus came after He rose from the dead and paid a visit.  So when the disciples found him, they said, we have seen the Lord and He is as real as you and me. But he said, no way, if I don’t see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I positively will not believe.  Well, after eight days again His disciples are hanging out, and Thomas with them this time.  Again Jesus came and stepped into their midst and said, Peace be to you. Then He said to Thomas, reach here with your finger, and see my hands, …reach here your hand and put it into my side, and  believe!  Thomas said to Him, My Lord and my God! Jesus said to him, Because you have seen me, now you believe? Blessed are those who, not having seen, yet believe.

    Easter Blessings! to you Dee N’ Deb!  🙂

    Happy Easter All!

    ♥Sopy  >
    Cuz of you Jesus…”I’m still sing’in in da rain!”

    Bonus: “It’s…still a Wonderful Life”

    U say Dancin? : Fred Astaire -“Easter Parade”

  9. Sopy,

    I love the “Who Am I?” song by Casting Crowns. We featured it in one of our earlier EChurch@Wartburg posts.

    Happy Easter!

  10. I have heard a sermon by the same title preached a couple of times. Once by Tony Campolo, who gave credit for the sermon to a black preacher. BTW, the last time I knew (years back) Campolo and his wife were members of a predominantly black church.