Easter Thoughts

I have often wondered why Christmas gets more attention than Easter. After all, isn’t the death & RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ as important as His birth?

1 Corinthians 15:2-4

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Easter Thoughts

The only thing “exciting” to me as a child when it came to Easter was getting a new Easter dress for church and eating a yummy ham dinner. I guess that wasn’t so bad, but why not celebrate it a little more than that?

I don’t mean by joining in on the commercialism of marshmallow chickens, chocolate bunnies, and candy-filled eggs.

Ways To Celebrate Easter

  • Talk about Easter with your kids, do Easter activities (focused on the true meaning of Easter)
  • Read the “Easter Story” from the Holy Bible as well as children story books (once again, only stories that portray the true meaning of Easter)
  • Decorate for Easter
  • Give your children special Easter gifts that can in some way represent the true meaning of Easter and honor the Greatest Gift of all.

I know it can be difficult to change your family traditions, but perhaps you should consider it.  What matters most is that our heart is in tune with God’s Word.  I just ask that you search your heart and study the scriptures with a prayer that God would show you what HE would like for your Easter celebrations to encompass. 

Check out these great posts for ideas for celebrating Easter:

Keeping Christ in Easter and Celebrating with Kids!

Kids’ Arts & Crafts

What do you do for Easter with your children to make it special while celebrating the true meaning?

5 thoughts on “Easter Thoughts

  1. I have been to busy looking for rental houses and planning on moving to do anything this year, but last year we did a scavenger hunt with our kids. You could do clues that are Biblical in some way , maybe leading up to finding the empty tomb???And when they ask why it is empty; talk about Jesus rising from the dead and then give them a bigger gift. Just some thoughts…

  2. Funny how God works…I have been thinking all month how we don't do anything for Easter but that we should. Then last night Leon, kids and I were discussing Easter and saying the same thing. Felicity asked if I had read your blog..nope I hadn't yet. Anyways kinda funny how God will lay the same things on different peoples hearts:) I am hoping to come up with some new traditions for Easter. I look forward to hearing from others as well.

  3. Up until this year I’d have been So Excited to discuss Easter. This year I’m dreading it. I have to tell my children that I was wrong. Easter isn’t about the resurrection of Christ. Indeed, Easter, like Christmas, has its Christian origins in Pagan roots.
    I’ve been a Christian for 30+ years & just this week learned that the word Easter is in the New Testament. Acts 12:1-4. I *could* be wrong, but I Very Much Doubt that Roman leader Herod was celebrating Easter and I am Equally Dubious that he’d have any concern for those celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
    Acts 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
    Acts 12:2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
    Acts 12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
    Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
    *Quoted from KJV*

    1. Thank you for sharing, Stephanie. I understand your heart.
      However, I must respectfully disagree.
      I do not believe it is wrong to set aside a time each year to celebrate, honor, & remember Jesus’ birth (Christmas) and His death/resurrection (Easter). It may not have taken place on the dates we currently celebrate it, but I don’t think that matters.
      As for Herod acknowledging a “Christian” Holiday, the unbelieving leaders often acknowledged and respected the Holy Days that the Jews celebrated (ordained by God) such as The Passover (which is when Jesus made grand His entrance into Jerusalem just days before His death and resurrection), so why wouldn’t they do the same for the Christians after Jesus ascended into Heaven? Just my thoughts.

  4. Thank you for sharing this! I think with younger ones there are so many crafts that can show the true meaning of Easter. I think it is important though that you do try to focus on what Easter is all about with the kids!

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