For God So Loved the World
Easter is right around the corner, and we know that children everywhere are looking forward to celebrating with Easter egg hunts, confetti, and chocolate bunnies. It’s a beautiful thing to watch them filled with so much joy as they run across the yard with confetti in their hair, especially since that’s how happy we should all be on Easter Sunday, the day Jesus was resurrected. Before the festivities begin, though, there are a few things we as parents should remember to do for our children.
Talk about Easter and all that came before. For little ones to grow up with an understanding of Jesus’ resurrection, they must learn about the events that led to this joyous occasion. Talk about The Last Supper and Judas’ betrayal. Teach them about Good Friday – how he died for each and every one of us – the ultimate declaration of love for the world.
Don’t skip church this Sunday morning. It’s important that we keep the resurrection of Jesus at the heart of our celebrations this weekend. Like Christmas, it’s easy for the real meaning of the holiday to be overshadowed by gifts, candy, and fun festivities in the eyes of our kiddos.
Above all, keep this message in your hearts this weekend:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”
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