My Families Easter Tradition
I remember this day very clearly, that is my son to the right and my nephew to the left when they were young kiddos. I treasure this memory it was so much fun for all of us adults and children. On Easter Sunday both boys dressed in the same outfits bought by my sister, she always pretty much like to dress them the same. They are about a year apart.
After church we would go to one of our families homes and gather together for our Easter tradition and that was to hide colored eggs, the kids would win prizes and then once all the kids had a chance to find eggs we would then have a big feast in celebrating the true meaning of Easter which is Jesus Christ death and resurrection! There would be lots of food from pasta to mexican food with lots of desserts and great time visiting and catching up with family members and friends. We would play volley ball and pretty much just spend the whole day never getting tired of the days event.
Jesus Is The Reason For Easter
"Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die'"
(John 11:25-26, ESV)
Jesus Is The Reason For Easter
Like with Christmas...Jesus seems to be taking out of the Holiday event. When in fact Jesus is the reason for the Holiday. It is good to have fun and decorate eggs for Easter and maybe throw a rabbit in there but when Jesus isn't the main focus then to me it is a way of not acknowledging my Lord and Savior.
When I was A practicing Catholic we would always give up something for lent as a way of respect and memory to what Easter is all about. Now I believe that is all good but we should always respect the Lord for what He has done not only during this time of the year.
This is the most important time to reflect on our salvation and what Christ did for the sake of mankind. He suffered a death that came with torture and ridicule beyond belief that he wasn't even recognized as a human being because of what they did to Him that day. In His death He took the keys from satan and gave us the right to go to the Father through Him and He arose from the dead on the third day. Because of what He did we now have the right as His children to salvation, eternal life never ending. To me this is greater then easter eggs and a bunny,
I don't knock anyone for having fun on Easter but I do feel bad if they don't acknowledge the true meaning of this day. As parents we are responsible to teach our kids what Easter is really about and what our Lord and Savior did that day for us out of pure love for His people.
I for one, as a parent could not sacrifice any of my children for the sake of another. But our Father loves us that much that He was willing to sacrifice His Son so that we can have everlasting life in His kingdom. What love my Father and Jesus has for us undeserving people, it goes beyond my comprehension that His love is that big and unconditional.
So next time you start your activities of coloring eggs and making food and inviting people. Let us not forget what Easter is really about.
In pagan times the groups would get together and celebrate Easter by putting on Spring Festivals. Easter eggs was a symbol of the birth of young animals, the rebirth of nature and fertility. The idea of rebirth as we know it was the resurrection of Christ, the pagans joined their beliefs with rebirth.
Easter Basket Stuffers
Shopping for an Easter basket is a lot of fun to do. You can pick a gift basket or just buy a basket and put in all the things that you want for a boy or girl or even a sweetheart :)
You can find many bargains on gifts for your Easter basket, here are some ideas to put into the basket.
1. Coloring books with crayons
2. toy animals
3. jump rope
6. toy cars
7. tub toys
8. candy Easter eggs
9. silly putty
The list goes on and on...
I do think that we should put something about Jesus since that is what Easter is all about in the first place as to remind our loved ones that Easter isn't all about bunnies and eggs although that is all fun. It should be known that Jesus is the reason for Easter. A coloring book or a story book that tells about the true meaning of Easter would be idea to add to your basket there are many ways to keep it fun but not to lose sight of what the true meaning really is.
Gifts for your sweetie
There are many ways to come up with a gift basket for your partner. It really depends where you are at in your relationship but if you want to be romantic here are some ideas to romance her or him.
1. How about a bottle of wine?
2. Or chocolates for the chocolate lover
3. Cheese, crackers sausage etc.
4. love note, coupons
5. card games
The list goes on and on you decide. Make it fun! Don't be stingy hehehe :)
Easter Sunday is an important day in the Christian church calendar because it celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to Christian belief.