To Michael and Kwaque, the daily, even hourly, recognition and consideration of Dag Daughtry was tantamount to resting continuously in the bosom of Abraham
. The god of Messrs.
She was no mere sweet spirit ripe for the bosom of Abraham
. All of exquisite deliciousness of woman was she.
It is the assurance illustrated by the case of the beggar Lazarus who was 'carried by angels to the bosom of Abraham
' (Luke 16:19-31), or by the promise of Jesus to the one crucified with Him: 'Today you will be with me in Paradise' (Luke 23:35-43).
When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham
. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
"Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham
" featured the company and embodied the joy of faith by performing complex unison stepping patterns.
Jesus told a story we often rush through to get to the part about the (Hebrew) Bosom of Abraham
and (Greek) Hades.
A prime example is found in Luke 16, where an uncaring, wealthy man is assigned to the netherworld while a suffering beggar is given rest in the "bosom of Abraham
" (Luke 16:22).
The show, of course, ends with the Alvin Ailey signature ballet, Revelations with its joyous, infectious celebratory movements to spiritual classics Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham
My biggest secret is listening to Elvis's Bosom of Abraham
The final number, Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham
, had the whole company getting down with a funky spiritual climax that ended in tumultuous applause.
Tookie Williams now rests in the bosom of Abraham
, along with Carla Tucker and all the other redeemed souls executed in our "Christian nation." And I can't help feeling that a lot of us are going to have some serious explaining to do when we're standing outside those Pearly Gates.
This carving illustrates the comforting notion described in Luke 16:19-31, according to which the soul of a worthy Christian will migrate upon death to the "bosom of Abraham
," a phrase that became synonymous with heaven.