Sunday, October 5, 2008

He Has Risen Indeed... Happy Easter!

*Originally Posted March 22, 2008

This video is of my husband, Erich, delivering a devotional at our Church's Good Friday service. Obviously, Ava wanted to be a part of the video, too. :)

This week, we've been preparing our hearts for Easter. We've gone through the story of Christ's death and resurrection by studying God's Word as well as using the Resurrection Eggs to help give us visual aids. The girls got extremely sad when we went through certain details of what Jesus endured, but they rejoiced when we got to the final egg symbolizing the empty tomb. We also read from The Very First Easter by Paul Maier. I love this retelling of the Easter story because it stays biblically accurate as it includes scripture and also has gorgeous illustrations. The girls are also excited about making Resurrection Cookies.

I got an e-mail from a dear friend in Zambia, Africa who reminded me to "share the message of Easter with others". I wonder if he knows that here in America, it's easy to celebrate Easter without Christ. That it's easy for our kids to think that the focus is on candy, eggs, bunnies, etc. and some miss the entire message of Christ's death on the cross for our sins and His glorious resurrection proclaiming Him as Almighty God. I pray that you and your family have a glorious celebration of Jesus's death and resurrection and that you are able to share the true message of Easter with others! I pray also that we will train up our children in the true meaning of Easter and that their hearts are moved by His unbelievable demonstration of love. He Has Risen indeed! Have a Blessed Easter!

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