Easter Sunday may be long gone this year, but before we turn the calendar and launch into May… and also throw away what might be left of the candy from the Easter baskets, let’s stop for a minute and remember just what Easter is all about.
If you are anything like me, you might have put in a lot of thought to make Easter mean more than just bunnies and chocolate as the days got closer to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. You probably talked to your kids about the gift Jesus gave us in offering himself for our sins. And hopefully you were just as inspired as I was by my fellow Tommy Mommies great ideas for celebrating with your family.
But once Easter passed, did you carry on that teaching? Did you continue to remind your kids just how BIG a deal Easter really is?
For those of you with kids in school , try to stop for a few minutes this week, before you start going into overdrive in wrapping up the school year and all the activities that entails. And for those without kids in school, take a moment to share, too.
Stop and just talk to your kiddos about Easter one more time.
Ask them what they liked about your family Easter celebration this year.
Ask them if they want to celebrate the same way next year.
And then ask them if they thought your family’s celebration helped them learn anything new about Jesus… or if it helped them to really think about the excitement of His resurrection.
The Resurrection absolutely amazes me and thrills me. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to be one of the few IN THAT TOMB that first Easter morning and be astonished that Jesus’ body was NOT in that tomb. I can’t imagine the astonishment and excitement that must have covered his followers as they put the pieces together and realized that yes, what Jesus had said all along made perfect sense. And he HAD in fact, overcome death. Woah.
Take a few minutes this week, maybe pull out one of your Easter storybooks or the Bible and talk about the Easter story with your children one more time.
Because what happened on that first Easter Sunday is much more than a one-day affair. It changed life, and death, forever.
Amy is the Mom behind both Mom’s Toolbox and Mom’s Travel Tales. She is a world traveler — in heart, body, and prayer and enjoys sharing her experiences with others. She regularly hosts the Bible in 90 Days read-along. A mother of three young children, Amy writes to equip moms with tools for success whether at home, abroad or in between.