Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I love Easter!!! It is a holiday I look forward to, a holiday of new beginnings and new life. Most importantly, it is the remembrance of the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most pivotal time in christian history. Luke 22-24 accounts the events that led up to the cross, the cross and the glory of his resurrection.

If you study the history of these times, it is easy to see how unfairly he was treated:

He went through an unfair trial in our place so that we didn't have to go through a fair trial and receive the well-deserved punishments for our sins.

With my kiddos being 3 1/2 yrs, 2 yrs and 6 months, I want to start our own traditions and I want the focus to be on Jesus and not the Easter bunny. We did get them their baskets and outfits for church. I have candy galore in the cupboard (please pray for me... how many points in a chocolate egg?!?! LOL) I have the kit to color the eggs with Jesus stickers (Jessica's term). I also bought a children's book about Easter and Jesus to read to them on Sunday morning.

Now my question is how are you "seasoned mama's" sharing this with you little ones? What are the family traditions you celebrate this day?


2 comments:

  1. Sounds like our traditions are pretty much the same. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  2. Thanks for posting the section were the story of Jesus is told. I read it and I liked it!

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