What is the meaning of Easter? How can your Easter holidays become more meaningful?
What comes first in your mind when you think of Easter?
I wish to answer this question with the words, “the resurrection of Jesus.” But actually my thoughts are enough for the beautiful Easter baskets that my grandmother gave me as a child. They were filled with a lot of colored eggs, wrapped chocolate and … sometimes even a doll inside.
What is the meaning of Easter?
As parents, however, we want Easter to be more than an Easter basket, much more. Here are 10 helpful ideas on how to properly celebrate Easter.
1. Ask the following question in the family: “What is Easter”? Why does it matter if Jesus rose from the dead? Then read and discuss in the family the twentieth Gospel chapter on John.
Ask the following question in the family: “What is Easter, what is the meaning of Easter?”
2. Take your time and think about the importance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Challenge other family members to do the same.
Write down on a piece of paper how you sinned against God
Thank Him for sending His Son to die for their sins on the Cross. After asking for some time, you tear up the piece of paper – knowing that Jesus paid for his sins with his death on the cross.
3. In the gospel of Luke 7:47 we are told “… Their many sins are forgiven, for they have loved much; but whoever is forgiven little loves little. “As you approach Easter, … ..?
By faith, you free yourself from bitterness to God and let Him be your judge
You may want to read one of the following books in English: “Growing Together in Forgiveness” by Barbara Rainey, “Choosing Forgiveness” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss or “Forgiveness: Healing the Harbored Hurts” by Bill Elliff.
4. Read Their Gospel to John 4: 14-15 “We saw and found that the Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. God stays with him, and he with God. “Then do the following to help your children understand that Jesus’ Dead on the Cross is the only way they can have a relationship with God:
Cut a cardboard cross for each child. Explain that Jesus died for our sins on the Cross and that He wants us to recognize Him as Lord and Savior. Help your children write down some examples of their sins on their crosses. Then cut the cross into puzzle pieces. Explain that Jesus, through his death on the cross, has paid in full for our sins and put the pieces of the puzzle together to portray Jesus’ desire to reunite our lives.
The meaning of Easter as a family celebration
5. Ask your children to imagine they are news reporters who witnessed Jesus’ death and resurrection. You can either broadcast a live broadcast for the family or write an article about your experiences. If you have older children, read and discuss in the family the book by Lee Strobel, The Case for Easter.
6. Have an Easter egg hunt with Resurrection Eggs® resurrection eggs in the family or with your neighbors. Each set is made up of a dozen plastic eggs containing symbols and miniatures from Jesus’ Journey to the Cross.
7. Bake some resurrection biscuits
8. Look for new Easter offers from Ever Thine Home such as: B. Lahm Easter wreath or Messiah Mystery – a 6-week journey of experience.
9. Discuss ways in the family of sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with others. Do you have older neighbors whose days you can cheer up with a lot of resurrection biscuits? Is there anyone who you could bring to church or invite (include) at the Easter meal?
10. Organize an Easter sunrise trip for your family (if possible, out there)
Start just before the sun rises – talk to the children about the darkness. When the light of the sun’s rays appears, explain that the light penetrates the darkness-that the light conquered darkness as Jesus rose from the dead. Give each family member an instruction. One could deliver a short Easter message, the other one could read from the Bible, sing, prepare a handbook especially for the Easter sunrise, let the family members sit on special chairs, etc.
Origin, background and meaning of Easter
Long after the Easter Sunday celebration, you can continue to tell jokes about the resurrection in everyday life. If you and your family members look at the sunrise during the year, you might remember: “He is risen … risen, indeed! He is not there, for he is risen, just as HE said “(Gospel according to Matthew 28: 6)