What better time to lift up the cross of Jesus than during blood moon? That’s exactly what is going on in my family right now.
I am utterly amazed at how Jesus is leading my mother and my siblings right now, this
month! I’ve shared with you that April 4, 2015 is going to be the next blood moon occurrence, and it will be on the Passover. Passover is the day when the Jewish people remember their deliverance from Egypt, when they were commanded to put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of their home and the angel of death would PASS OVER them.
Authors and historians Michael and Sharon Rusten write that April 4 was actually the day that Jesus was crucified! WOE.
April 4, 36 or 37 AD: Jesus crucified on Passover
April 4, 2015: Blood Moon occurs on Passover
Hmmm . . . .
SO! My mother wants to honor her husband, my father, during this PASSOVER. On March 23rd through April 20th, this billboard will be seen in the city of York, Pennsylvania, where my parents pastored an inner city church:
You can see an old pic of my dad doing a chalk picture. He traveled all over this region to speak and draw chalk pictures. I often traveled with him to sing and play piano as he drew. I was privy to seeing 1000’s of inner city children and teenagers come to Christ after these pictures were drawn and the Gospel message was delivered.
Many of these teens and children still live in York and they are adults now. It is our prayer that as they pass by this billboard, they will remember my father’s message AND they will get the larger message for right now:
JESUS IS COMING SOON!
I have to tell you this story. Ready?
I emailed the chalk picture, my dad’s picture, and the text, “COMING SOON”, to the billboard admin guy with Lamar Billboards. He read it and emailed me back. “What’s coming soon?”
I laughed. “Coming soon to a theater near you . . .” That had to be running through his mind, right?
So I got to share with him that JESUS is coming soon! And what better time to share this than over Easter?
He got it. But it took a while for the artist who puts together these billboard vinyls to catch it.
The artist sent back a mock up of dad’s chalk pic with the words on the LEFT side, above my dad’s head. So on the left the billboard read, “COMING SOON!”
This time I had to call the billboard admin guy. I said, “The words are on the left–now it looks like my DAD is coming soon. Now that WOULD be a miracle! He’s been dead since 2006!” I laughed.
My dad’s birthday is March 21st. We get to put this billboard up in his honor. How cool is that? But already it’s generated conversations about eternity and COMING SOON is the message that I believe Jesus wants ALL of us to share with the world.
When I realized that one of the blood moons from the blood moon tetrad fell on April 4, 2015, and this billboard would be up in York, I knew in my heart that this was no accident. We literally and simply obeyed God and He worked out the timing. What a joy to KNOW Him, trust Him, and walk with Him!
I hope you’ll rejoice with us. JESUS is COMING SOON!