Dying eggs, Easter baskets and pastel church clothing isn’t wrong… but don’t let it become any sort of focus. Let our focus remain Jesus, Him crucified and resurrected from the dead. In the same power, we are also made alive with Him and will be resurrected in the last Day!
“Since When Did Bunnies Have Eggs?” Great article on TheResurgence.com about origins of Easter bunny and other Easter traditions.
What Happened on this day during Holy Week? Compilation of scriptures, placing the events of Jesus’ last week before crucifixion on the day they probably happened. Great devotional [Bible] reading, put together by Justin Taylor on GospelCoalition.org. Check back everyday!
To do with kids:
- Resurrection Eggs
- Resurrection Rolls
- Easter Mountain
- Resurrection Tree
- So many others… check out ThrivingFamily.com (note: you can get Thriving Family, a magazine from Focus on the Family ministries, delivered for free now!… check it out here)
- Death by Love: Letters From the Cross written by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, one of my husbands seminary professors
- Keep Me Near the Cross edited by Nancy Guthrie. Contributing authors include John Piper, Tim Keller, Jonathon Edwards, John Owen, Alistair Begg, Augustine, Spurgeon, John McArthur, Adrian Rodgers, Calvin, Schaeffer, Lloyd-Jones, C.J. Mahaney, Martin Luther and others.