Easter weekend is a big deal in our home. It’s a time in which we think about the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross and the wonderful miracle of His rising from the dead on Easter Sunday. What all of it means is explored with my young daughter and I through a variety of venues.
I’ve DVR-ed several movies that we haven’t seen before that are religious in nature, that teach from the point of view of what life lived around Jesus Christ must have looked like in those days. We watch these movies together and discuss them.
We also attend church at the primary church we’ve been going to for the last however many years. We attend different churches and don’t belong to one in particular, but this neighborhood church houses our neighbors and community members so we continue to go to it for that reason. We attend Sunday school and go out to lunch after church, discussing the services together and the message given by the minister.
We have quiet time where we study the bible together. Sometimes we read to one another from the latest book that we are also studying. Right now, we’re reading a book entitled “Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter.” It’s a wonderful book that was brought to my attention in an interesting way, that I believe was quite literally “heaven-sent.”
We try to keep things quiet and respectful of who Jesus is/was the entire weekend, meditating on what all the bible means in our daily lives in terms of government, politics, America, and the world. Some weekends are more “teaching successful” than others over these many years. I hope this upcoming weekend turns out nice and memorable for both of us.
I think putting emphasis on what Jesus did for us is especially important as my little one is growing into a young woman. I only have a brief window of opportunity to influence her and set the example in this regard, before she flies off to live by her own rules and values. I want to set within her mind the importance of recognizing what Jesus did for the world and most especially, for her, via His death on the cross and rising from the dead.
- Easter changes everything (archden.org)
- Stumbling Over Easter (cindymmolder.wordpress.com)
- The Story of Easter – Day 1 of 7 (christlikeministriesnwa.wordpress.com)
- The History of Easter (proflowers.com:80)
- Easter – Another Christian Holiday Full of Pagan Symbolism (punchdrunkinsomniac.wordpress.com)
- EXTRA! EXTRA! The Tomb Was Empty. Does Jesus Lives? (footsoldiers4christ.wordpress.com)