Why is this Friday so good? When Jesus said "It is finished," He was saying, I've "Paid in Full" the penalty for us all. Because Christ loved us, He who was perfect and without sin, paid for our sins so that we could have new life in Him. Are you celebrating new life this Easter weekend?
"Oh praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the grave!"
How sweet the sound
Now flowing down
From hands and feet
That were nailed to the tree
As Grace flows down and covers me
(Grace Flows Down, Christy Nockels)
I am reminded of these lyrics today that we sang during our wedding ceremony. You can listen here.
I also wanted to share the wonderful ideas I found on Faithful Provisions for celebrating the true meaning of Easter with children in creative ways. If you don't yet have plans to talk about the death and resurrection of our Savior with your little ones this Easter weekend, you still have time to check out these two activities that are a perfect way to share in this holiday as a family. They are planned out for you, including recipes, scripture to read together, and conversation prompters. Get in the kitchen tomorrow and make Empty Tomb Cookies or Resurrection Rolls together! Because we desire to have meaningful family traditions some day with our own children, I have these activities bookmarked for the day when we have a family of our own.
I would love for you leave comments or link to posts where you have shared about special traditions that you have in your family to teach your children about the death and resurrection of Christ. How do you mark Easter weekend with your children?