By Charles Kelley
PHILOMATH, Oregon – Many years ago I heard speaker/professor/activist Tony Campolo speak about a sermon delivered by an African-American preacher at the mostly black church he attended in Philadelphia. The essence of the preacher’s message was one line, which he mentioned over and over again.
He began the message speaking softly and slowly and then increased in volume and intensity until he, and all of the listeners, shouted the last line together. ‘SUNDAY’S COMIN’!”
It was Friday, and my Jesus is dead on a tree. But that’s Friday, and Sunday’s 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 comin’.
Friday, some 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, and Sunday’s comin’.
Friday, them forces that oppress the poor and keep people down, them forces that destroy people, the 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 comin’.
Even though this world is rotten, as it is right now, we know it’s only Friday. But Sunday’s comin’. SUNDAY’S COMIN’.
To listen to a message by Tony Campolo which includes the excerpt of “It’s Friday but Sunday’s Comin’,” click here: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=FCCCECNU