Friday, March 21

It's Friday...but Sunday's a-comin' !!



Mark 15: 33,34: “And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”



The title above is the title of a sermon by Dr. W. Jack Hudson http://www.wjackhudson.net/ at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, April 22, 1984. I heard it live and have heard it repeatedly by tape since then.
The Friday Christ died was bleak, dark, and humanly hopeless. Hearts were downcast and burdened. Max Lucado describes it this way: “death seemed final; life seemed futile.” The gist of the message is that we feel this way often. During these bleak moments in our lives, we must remember that “Sunday’s a Comin’!!” I can hear Dr. Hudson yell that out of the pulpit, oh how it excited him! “Sunday’s A-Comin!!!!” Hang in there! Life is NOT futile and death most certainly is NOT final.
The ultimate "Sunday" will be when Christ returns. That’s the ultimate hope we cling to, that's what we know is "a-comin'." As my Pastor reminded us Wednesday, this earth groans in pain in right now. We have an expectant pain, but we know that the day’s coming when all will be well.
If you are experiencing a dark moment in life, let me remind you, and I wish you could hear Dr. Hudson’s voice on this: “its Friday…. but Sunday’s a-comin’!!”

2 comments:

David said...

Love the blog Poof! Keep it up.

Sybil Houser Loposser said...

Oh, I can hear Dr. Hudson's voice saying those words. I was there. And as I sit in the sanctuary of Northside Baptist Church this morning, with Dr. jOe Brown in the pulpit, I was thinking of Dr. Hudson preaching that sermon. What precious memories! My, how we were blessed and continue to be blessed by Dr. Hudson's ministry.