Question of the Week: What does Easter mean to you and your family?
Easter Sunday is upon us once again. The stores are decorated with isles of pastel- colored plastic eggs, candies, stuffed animals, adorable dresses and suits,and festive lawn decorations just to name a few. You can hardly visit your local department stores without running into a bunny in just about every corner. Yes it is festive and quite cute, but I believe that something very vital is missing.
As the parents of three small children my husband and I believe that Resurrection Sunday is a time to celebrate our faith in Christ and to share the reason for our hope. Throughout the year we seek to impart our faith to our children, and Easter is no exception. We share with them the true meaning of Resurrection Sunday and it's significance so that their focus is on Christ first, and not the bunny. We spend time reading passages of scripture, doing crafts, watching relevant programs, preparing a special meal and reading books that are consistent with our beliefs.
So for those who celebrate Easter or Resurrection Sunday, do you seek to make Christ the center of this holiday? What special traditions do you have that you involve your children in?