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Three Days In Jerusalem

The city of Davenport, Iowa a few days ago declared they would no longer recognize Good Friday as a holiday. Not content with removing Good Friday from the holiday calendar, the city of Davenport instructed all to change the name of Good Friday to Spring Holiday, all at the urging of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, who were obviously acting under the politically correct belief that any reference to Christianity would offend someone, somewhere, sometime. The city of Davenport may remove Good Friday from the calendar, but they can never remove Good Friday from the minds and hearts of those who accept the teachings of He who died that day.   


Update: The city of Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, 30 March, rescinded its order and reinstated Good Friday. Very big of them. But we have not heard the last of such attacks on Christianity. They will only increase, for the Left never sleeps; they want you to forget those days ever happened. But they did, and this is how: 



Down the stone laid street, past the jeering crowd

Whipped and scourged, thorn crowned and bloody browed

Prodded by soldiers, laughed at by some

Carrying his cross, His Father’s time come

On Calvary hill he laid the cross down

In the distance lay shining Jerusalem town

They nailed him by hands, a spike through his feet

Then raised the cross high in the afternoon heat

A legend was posted for all to peruse

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

The soldiers all laughed as the man hung his head

Casting lots for his clothes before he was dead

He asked for a drink and received a sharp spear

The blood and the water signaled death was quite near

His eyes raised to heaven, He cried out in pain

Oh Father, dear Father, I shall see you again

His ordeal was over, in tomb did He lay

While soldiers stood guard by night and by day

He lay there all day and the following night

But on Sunday morn, with the coming of light

He rose from the dead, His Father’s work done

And stepped from the tomb to greet the new sun

Announcing His presence to those he held dear

He told them His Father’s salvation was near

He ascended  to Heaven, his earthly life through

Having died for our sins, and for me and for you