I really love Easter. As I grow, it is quickly becoming (one of) my favorite holiday(s). Well, truth be told, I love all holidays. I can’t wait to be the family that seriously celebrates everything. Happy Columbus Day anyone? 🙂
But celebrating the reason for our Hope fills my heart with absolute joy. I read this quote by Tim Keller on twitter the other day: “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said?”
Since Bailey is only almost 8 months old, there’s not much we can do with her yet in terms of teaching about Easter, so I’m using this season to gather ideas and thoughts about how our family will celebrate these incredible holidays that grant us our Hope.
I hear a lot that Easter just kind of sneaks up on people, and then they feel bad for not giving it more thought before it’s already over. My best guess is that this is because the media doesn’t go into a feeding frenzy trying to sell you anything from decorated paper to the newest TV that can read your mind and broadcast straight into your brain. Have they made that yet? It’s coming, just you wait. 😉 My husband did a really cool thing this year. Each day of Lent, he read a portion of the book “50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die” by John Piper. They’re really short “chapters” if you can even call them that. But each day he was brought before the Cross and was preparing his heart to celebrate not only the death of Jesus but the all important Resurrection! So while I didn’t do anything in particular, I realized actually observing and celebrating Lent can really lend itself well in preparing our hearts to truly celebrate our Risen Lord.
Anyway, Happy Easter everyone!