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“He reveals the deep things of darkness, and brings deep shadows into the light.” – Job 12:22
This will be a first to share a few words on Good Friday, which Wikipedia defines this way…
“Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.”
When I was composing Shadows into Light I wasn’t thinking of Good Friday. However, there is a connection. The piano in Shadows into Light goes back and forth between the darkness inside us and the light that God offers through His son. Jesus dying on the cross for our sin was the ultimate conversion of shadows into light. Interestingly, recently I saw this unique art below at Wheaton College during a Chicago concert trip. It allows you to go through the shadows of the cross into the light of the cross.
Wherever this meets you in your story today, whether life seems more in the “shadows” or in the “light” right now, I pray the blend of piano, light percussion, and keyboard, brings you hope and lifts your spirit. Does this music or reflection speak to you in a special way? If so, I would love to hear from you, and will respond personally.
May the light of Jesus shine on your Good Friday, your Easter weekend, and in your heart.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:5-6