It’s Friday. It’s only Friday…but Sunday’s a-coming! S. M. Lockeridge’s sermon is one of the most poetic pictures painted about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I love his passion! Today marks the day we consider the physical death of Jesus but Sunday is Resurrection Day! The day we celebrate that Jesus Christ was raised from death to life making the same thing possible for all who would trust him. Easter. Resurrection Day. He is risen! He is risen indeed!
The day after Easter Sunday is Monday. And in Nkwanta where we are moving to do ministry Monday is market day. It’s a big deal. People from all over the region come to sell the things they’ve grown, or made, or purchased for resale, in order to make an income. As you walk through the market you hear a multitude of different languages being spoken. English, Twi, Hausa, Adele, Akydoe/Gikyode (we’ll be working diligently to learn this one), French and a few others. As I remember what the multitude of languages being spoken together sounded like I can’t help but think about how Jesus will be worshiped one day when we all gather together before the throne of God. There all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ will bow down in worship of Him, the resurrected Savior, the King of every person in the world. And we will hear every tongue, from every tribe, and every nation, worshiping together. That’s what I’ll bethinking about this Easter. It’s Friday. It’s only Friday…but Sunday’s a-coming!
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” – Revelation 7:9-12 ESV