We sing Christmas carols to celebrate the birth of Jesus. At Easter we sing songs about his resurrection. Some time in the future Jesus will return to Earth as ruler and usher in a thousand years of peace and prosperity. Isn’t that worth singing about too? But it seems that there are very few songs about this subject.
Actually there is a very famous song that celebrates Christ’s return. It is called Joy to the World. But isn’t Joy to the World a Christmas carol? It is usually sung during the Christmas season. Perhaps we should examine it a little more closely. Read the rest of this entry
Two days before Easter we observe Good Friday as the day on which Jesus was crucified. For anyone who is familiar with Jesus’ predictions about his death and resurrection this raises a problem. He said that just as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights he would be in the earth three days and three nights. But how could this be if he was crucified on Friday and resurrected on Sunday? Friday, Saturday, and Sunday make up three days but there are only two nights.