Clues for This Weekend's Single
Thu., Feb. 19. 2015 6:50pm EST
We plan to release a new single by the end of the weekend. It features parodies of one song from the late 70's and one from early 80's. Here are your clues:
This song is from the perspective of one of the criminals crucified with Jesus. We visited that topic before with "Man on the Cross," but felt this song would fit better into our Easter Standard Time CD. We're not told why the other men were crucified -- we don't know whether they led a revolt, murdered somebody, or stole any money — but we do know that one of them said "we are getting what our deeds deserve." Yet somehow he had the faith to ask Jesus to "remember me when you come into your kingdom." He wasn't shaken by the fact that Jesus was also about to die. Maybe he figured that if Jesus could walk on water, He could even forgive sins and rise from the dead. Regardless of the reason, that criminal realized he had no control over his fate and nothing to lose. And eternal life was right there for the taking. Jesus told the criminal that if he wanted to go back with Him, He'd take him home that very night.
We can only imagine how amazing it must have been that Sunday night when the resurrected Christ first appeared to His disciples in the midst of a locked room. Were his friends shocked? It probably stopped them in their tracks. To make certain that they knew it was He and not some ghost, replica, or new man, Jesus showed them the scars in His hands and side. Then they felt a new wave of relief and were overjoyed. How could somebody who was flesh and blood walk through walls of wood, concrete, or metal? That's more complex than we can explain. To an observer today, it would probably look like something out of one of those science fiction films. But it really happened.
These two new studio recordings should be available by Sunday night. Once the new single is released, we'll announce it on our website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
We currently have 29 other sets of downloads available for a donation of any size, including our previous release, "Magdalena/Although None Could Watch an Hour" featuring parodies of "Macarena" and "All Along the Watchtower."
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