Monday, April 10, 2006

Resurrection Day

Last night while driving home from church, H asks us something about eggs and Easter. I have no idea where she got any of this from, maybe Sunday School? So, we began to tell her about Easter, and how it is really about the Resurrection of Jesus, not about bunnies and eggs. We decided then and there that we aren't going to call it Easter, but Resurrection Day (or Sunday). It is so sad how the world has tainted all of the holy-days to take the focus off of Christ. Christmas. Easter. It just saddens me. We have never celebrated the 'Easter' bunny, Santa Claus or any of that since we've had children. We both grew up believing there was an Easter bunny and a Santa, but we want our children (and us) to focus on the real meaning of these days- that being Jesus. I want to celebrate the fact that Jesus has died on the cross for me- a sinner- and for you too. He came into this world for that very purpose- to die for our sins. But, he is no longer dead! He rose again on the third day- which is why we will celebrate Resurrection Day. He is alive. He lives in us. One day we will see him face to face in glory. What a wonderful day that will be to stand in awe before Jesus!

5 comments:

razorbackmama said...

Same here!!!!!!!

We do "do" the Tooth Fairy, but it comes with a wink. My kids fully know that it's dad, especially since they know where he stashes their old teeth! ROFLOL!

Choppzs said...

Just a question? So do your kids get Easter baskets and presents at Christmas? And just wondering who you say they are from? Just curious

Princess Ruby said...

For Easter, no we don't do anything- no baskets or presents. For Christmas, yes they get presents- from daddy and mommy. Not from Santa.

Amie said...

I'm curious, why do you choose to do Christmas presents, but not Eater baskets (just wondering what your thoughts are). What kinds of things to do you guys do to mark Easter as special?

Princess Ruby said...

Well, Christmas to us is a time of giving. The Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus and we, in turn, give gifts to our children. We try to do just three gifts, as the Three Wise Men. We don't really see any correlation with an Easter basket and Jesus. We've gotten Easter baskets, but haven't given them. That is more part of the pagan celebration of Easter than the religious celebration. I am sure there are 'pagan' things we do to celebrate Christmas, but we just don't really do the 'Easter' thing. To celebrate the resurrection, last year I made Resurrection rolls. I think one year we made some sort of cake. And we read about Jesus dying on the cross and rising again. This year I have a craft and coloring page we will do to tie into it. We go to church. I think it is important in any 'holiday' to bring Jesus into it and talk about his significance to that day.