Did You See “The Passion” on Fox 5 Last Night?

I watched the “live” play re-broadcast at 8 – 10 p.m. (Pacific Time) last night.

Today, there are good reviews about it, and also bad reviews.

I must admit that tears of joy came to my eyes as I watched all of the people gathered there in New Orleans to watch the broadcast in person. Individuals and families of all different races, watching the production and listening to the songs chosen to be sung by several characters in story.

I thought of the contrast of that scene vs. the awful protesting going on in America’s current hot-bed of political division, fear, hate, and anger.

The beauty of seeing all kinds of people (most likely of different religions, political leanings, and cultural backgrounds) just sharing in the moments regarding this new rendition of Jesus Christ’s interactions with his disciples, the Last Supper, the agony in the Garden (in this case, against a fence in New Orleans), the betrayal of Jesus by Judas (with a kiss on the cheek to identify him to the authorities), the crowd choosing the murderer Barabbas for release while condemning Jesus with the calls of “crucify Him” and all the scenes that were depicted in the program; was uplifting and gave me hope for the future of America!

Throughout the show there was a large group of people traveling down a famous street in New Orleans while carrying a huge lit-up white cross on the way to the staging area.

There was a woman interviewing people along the way which seemed out-of-place with the storyline, but what some of them had to say was good.

Tyler Perry did a great job narrating the story. They did get some things wrong (i.e. the five loaves and fish account was not part of the biblical account of the Last Supper) but overall, I think that this live play probably could have the end result of attracting a lot of young people back to the Bible and learning about why Jesus came to this earth over 2,000 years ago and how the message of the cross is for the purpose of salvation of the souls of all mankind.

Mr. Perry did well to describe the excruciating pain that Jesus suffered on the cross, but at that point in the narrative, I think that one particular song sung by Christian artist Kari Jobe could have had a much-needed and bigger impact!

Please watch at this link:

Forever (Live) by Kari Jobe

Seeing Jesus atop a high building to indicate His resurrection from the grave was impressive and a nice way to show He is risen and alive forevermore!

 

Forever lyrics:

The moon and stars they wept
The morning sun was dead
The Savior of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse upon him

One final breath He gave
As Heaven looked away
The Son of God was laid in darkness
A battle in the grave
The war on death was waged
The power of hell forever broken

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated

Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated

Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive
Forever, forever

You have overcome
Your resurrected King
You have overcome the grave
You have overcome

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah

The Lamb has overcome

Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive (Forever)

Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive

Hat tips to all links.

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