One of the misunderstood aspects of Easter is that many people view Easter as a one-day celebration. Like Christmas, most people set aside one day out of the year to celebrate and remember. Christmas has twelve days in the church’s liturgical calendar. Easter on the other hand has seven weeks in the liturgical calendar. Today is the second Sunday of Easter. Since it is important to make each Easter Sunday special and unique, I have decided that on Sunday we will focus on a music video to help us look at the impact and emotions around the events connected to Easter.
Today’s music video is “Then Came the Morning.” I was first introduced to this song when I was asked to narrate an Easter cantata by the same name which a local community choir was performing.
What would your response be if you were one of Jesus’s disciples and watched him die on the cross?
Looking at the recorded life of Jesus, what stands out to you?
Would you have the confidence which the song claims that Mary had? Why or why not?
How does the imagery of morning enhance your understanding of Jesus’s resurrection?
What thoughts after listening to this song will you take with you into this week so that Easter remains a focus in your life?