Yesterday was a pretty nice day weather wise, but things have cooled down quite a bit today.
President and Sister Christianson were our speakers in church today. I’m sure going to miss them. Their mission ends in June.
We now have 3 pairs of sister missionaries in our ward, and 1 pair of elders. Sisters Davis (new) and Jones came to dinner tonight. I had taken the rest of the chicken zafrani sauce and made a chicken zafrani stew with it. It had a very nice mellow flavor and the richness was cut by diced potatoes.
We had purchased a cheese cake at Lyons National Bank (they were having a bake sale in the lobby for the diabetes foundation). We had it for dessert. In all, it was a nice Easter dinner.
The History Channel has been running a series called The Bible. Talk about some scriptural inaccuracies. They also left quite a bit of important events out.
Here’s an example of inaccuracies…
Sampson was black. Anyone with any knowledge of the Hebrews would know that he was a Hebrew. Ancient Hebrews had very strict marriage laws, and Sampson was one of the judges. It is highly unlikely he was anything but a pure Hebrew.
When they came to the tomb, there were no angels. Mathew records an angel coming and rolling back the stone. Mark records they found the stone rolled away, and an angel nearby addressed them. Luke records “two men in shining garments” asked them, “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” And, John writes that two angels, one at the head and the other at the feet of where Jesus laid, stood by. This TV series had none of that.
It really made me appreciate the work that the LDS Church puts in to their biblical films and movies. If you want to watch some well produced Bible videos you can at http://www.lds.org/bible-videos/?lang=eng
Here is one that is especially applicable on this Easter day.