I don’t know about you, but I am really tired of the same old thing we do every year for Easter. Get up early, go to church, do sunrise service, eat breakfast, then go home and crash and Easter is over.
That is the way we have mostly done it in the past, regardless of where we have gone to church. Since we are in the beginning stages of home churching, Easter is taking on a whole different role this year. Stephen and I want the kids to remember that this special weekend is not about dressing up and looking your finest at church. It’s not about filling the pews for the sake of the holiday.
We want the kids to really remember what special sentiment this holiday holds.
Yes, we have always shared that with them.
Yes they have always known that Easter was about the resurrection.
Yes, they know that it is not about pretty clothes.
However, what they don’t know is that sometimes people fall into ruts because they have done things the same way every single year. We want to break that cycle.
So what is different for us this year?
Well, this evening, Kayla and I will be making Resurrection Cookies. She and I will be talking about each component. It is a good way for me to share with her about what Jesus did.
Then tomorrow, the kids and I will work together to make some unleavened bread. We will be sharing in communion on Sunday with each other as we talk about this Holy Day.
Then that evening, the kids and I will be making Resurrection Rolls to go with our Easter Sunday dinner that I am planning.
Then on Sunday, we will have church together, take communion, enjoy a Sunday lunch with our family and then head over to watch a dear friend get baptized! What better way to end the day!
I guess what I am saying is break the routine up. Do something different. Re-open your eyes to what Christ has done for YOU and for ME!