Our family attends church service most Sundays. We are involved with small groups and serve within the church body.
Our family is also a stateside missionary family.
We have all of this “involvement,” yet my kids still had a difficult time understanding or even remembering the miracle of Jesus not being in the tomb on Easter morning.
Every year we told them the story of the cross and the tomb. Every year we attended Maundy Thursday services, Good Friday Stations of the Cross, and an overcrowded Easter Sunday service.
Every year we opened eggs with crosses nestled amongst the candy, rolled a stone away from a homemade tomb, and ate tomb rolls with disappearing marshmallows on Easter morning, yet my six year old still didn’t know what Easter was about.
I felt like this was an epic parent fail. My son had no clue about the importance of Easter even after six years of annual hands-on lessons, stories, and church services.
So my family doesn’t celebrate Easter Sunday anymore.
We stopped celebrating Easter only once a year during the overly commercialized holiday and began celebrating the small, daily miracles of Jesus being alive every day instead.
5 Ways to Celebrate the Miracle of Easter Every Day
Share the gospel story with others. Too often we are afraid of sharing the miracle of salvation because we don’t want to offend others or place a target on ourselves in our workplaces, amongst our neighbors, and in our communities. We leave it up to missionaries or our church pastors to share the gospel with others.
We are all called to share the gospel:
Disciple all nations, baptize and teach them. (Matt. 28:19-20)
Preach the gospel to all people in all the world. (Mark 16:15-18)
Just as the Father sent Jesus, Jesus sends us. (John 20:21)
Every day we must remind ourselves of the miracle of Christ living in us and live from that identity. We are called to share this reality with others boldly but gracefully. We can do this by praying before shared meals with friends and neighbors. We can actively pray for the needs of others as a family. Include your children in praying for their friends’ needs.
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