Is there really any special way to celebrate Easter? You have been celebrating this feast since you were a kid until now that you are an adult.
So what is it about reading or writing how to celebrate Easter? Is there anything special that I am going to teach you that you have not been doing or that you do not know?
Well I am writing just to give you some quick tips that will put in some sweet twist and more vibrant flavor to your celebration. Easter in a lot of countries is simply another holiday and a time to be away from work and enjoy a free time.
For Christians, though it means much more than that. Jesus rose from the dead and is alive again after 3 days in the grave. It is a fact that can never be repeated and an event that transformed the world, and upon which the faith of Christians stand. How can you make Easter a memorable day and a memorable season, different from what you have been doing before?
Let’s look at these 5 tips. Enjoy.
1. Worship: Go to worship together as a family and ensure that everyone participates well in the liturgy. Hiss will help in your discussion later in the day or in the week as the celebration continues. Make the worship a memorable one by, beforehand letting the family think about the significance of the day and what it means for each of them personally. This will help them to focus well during the worship.
2. Discuss/interact: One of the effective ways of teaching your family about God and prayer is not by forcing or coercion but by letting them have a reason to believe. Show them the story and let them ask questions. Encourage questions and clear whatever confusions they have, lovingly. This will help to build strong faith in them and help them to search more for the truth of the gospel.
3. Read 1 John 4:14-15 with your children: "We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God." Then complete the following craft to help your children understand that Jesus' death on the cross provides the only way they can have a relationship with God:
Cut out a cardboard cross for each child. Explain that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that He wants us to accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Help the children write some examples of their sins on their crosses. Then cut them into puzzle pieces. Discuss how Jesus' death on the cross totally paid for our sins, and put the puzzles together—as an illustration of how Jesus wants to put our lives together again.Courtesy: FAMILY LIFE
4. Make out time to relax:
Easter is also the end of a long 40 day fasting and prayers, with works of charity performed by Christians in preparation and also in commemoration of the passion of Christ. It would be a good time to relax and ease off the heat .Finding a calm place to camp is a good idea. Going out or away from the familiar environment is good and refreshing. It must not be expensive or massively planned, just modest getaway all by yourself or with family if you have one. By the time the holiday is over, you’d be refreshed and ready to get back to work.
5. Visit and share with friends.
We cannot live in isolation. Friends are a very important part of our lives and we always have needed to be with them, talk and share with them. Easter is a nice time to reflect on our relationships, in light of the gospel. Make out time to be with the people you love. Share some fun, share food, play, and laugh and plan together. Recall nice memories and let it be a time to get away from the normal drudgery.
I believe that with these 5 tips, your Easter will be super awesome. Long after we have celebrated Easter Sunday, may we continue to bring the joy of the resurrection into everyday life? When you and your family members see the sun rise throughout the year, you may want to remind one another, "He is risen … risen, indeed! He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said” (Matthew 28:6).FAMILY LIFE