“He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:6a
Holy week began last Sunday with Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus rode into town on a donkey and the people waved palm leaves while shouting “Hosanna!” The days between then and Easter Sunday is known as Holy Week, a devoted time to spend in remembrance of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Because of this, our sin debt has been paid and we are free to choose where to spend eternity!
Looking for some ideas on what to do this week? Egg hunts and bunny visits may be on your to-do list, but choose one or more of the following as a reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season. (Yes, he’s the reason for this season too, not just Christmas! In fact, he’s the reason for ALL seasons!)
- Read about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection in one of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Better yet, read several for a better perspective!
- Attend a Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service.
- Put together an Easter gift for someone who could use a little extra encouragement.
- Make a dessert that can also serve as a reminder of the miracle of what Jesus did for us. A fun recipe is Resurrection Rolls.
- Explore different elements of what happened near the time of Jesus’ death. The Resurrection Eggs Easter Story is a unique object lesson using plastic eggs.
- Watch an Easter show together as a family. Some favorites include Son of God, Veggietales’ An Easter Carol, and The Miracle Maker.
- Did you know that “Joy to the World” was actually written to be sung around Easter time? Go ahead an sing this song outside of December!
What will you do for Holy Week? Regardless of what you choose, have a Happy Easter!