Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter break...

... means Laura's home!


Here's something for today (Good Friday) . . .
The following is from Tony Campolo’s recitation of his pastor’s sermon (as written in Marv Knox’s editorial “What’s So Good about this Friday?” in THE BAPTIST STANDARD this week.)
“It’s Friday, but Sunday’s a comin’. It was Friday, and my Jesus is dead on a tree. But that’s Friday, and Sunday’s a comin’. Friday, Mary’s crying her eyes out, the disciples are running in every direction like sheep without a shepherd. But that’s Friday, and Sunday’s a comin’. Friday, those (enemies of Jesus) are looking at the world and saying: ‘As things have been, so they shall be. You can’t change nothing in this world! You can’t change nothing in this world!’ But they didn’t know that it was only Friday; Sunday’s a comin’. Friday, them forces that oppress the poor and keep people down, them forces that destroy people, them forces in control now, them forces that are gonna rule, they don’t know it’s only Friday, but Sunday’s a comin’. Friday, people are saying, ‘Darkness is gonna rule the world; sadness is gonna be everywhere,’ but they don’t know it’s only Friday, but Sunday’s a comin’. ... Friday! But Sunday’s a comin’!”

Isn't that BEYOND WONDERFUL?!

1 comment:

Being Beth said...

I actually heard Tony Campolo give this sermon live!!! It was wonderful, and I've never forgotten hearing those words, "But Sunday's a comin!"

My dad died on Good Friday, and we all said, "Well, he went out with the best of them." The good part of that Friday was that Daddy didn't have to wait three days to know the resurrection.

O death, where is thy sting?

Hallelujah!