He Is Risen…Let’s Celebrate

And celebrate we did as the girls woke up to an empty tomb this morning!

Our celebration consisted of dying Easter eggs last night to prepare for Easter morning After we talked about the tomb being empty and that Jesus is alive, we told them the rest of the day was a party to celebrate that Jesus is stronger than death. The first fun thing was their Easter baskets and an Easter egg hunt around the house.Our celebration then moved to an incredible time of worship at Northwood Church  followed by an afternoon with some family friends and their families.

At the afternoon party, the kids got another Easter Egg HuntHours filled with playing with friends and some play time with some ducks and a chicken (notice the little man’s arm stuck through the fence trying to reach the animals) The kids are now exhausted, but I think they have decided they like these kinds of celebrations where they get lots of candy

Overall, I think our week of intentionally drawing our family into thinking through what the cross means has been good.  The oldest finally understood that she is sinful which was my biggest prayer through this whole thing.    Through all the talking this week, she has heard the gospel quite a few times and one day in the car she said, “mommy, I know I’m a sinner and my only hope is Jesus.  He alone can forgive me.”   We praise Christ that he is softening her heart but we also know she is a bit young to truly understand salvation.  The foundation is being laid though, and I pray Christ continues to work in all my kids’ hearts and minds as they grow older.

3 Responses to “He Is Risen…Let’s Celebrate”

  1. Shannon April 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    What a great family picture! you guys look very happy! sounds like you had a wonderful celebration.

  2. kari April 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Thanks Shannon. We did have a great day. I hope you guys had a great time on your first Easter as a family of 4!

  3. Sara Beth April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    We have never been home for Easter as a family. Seeing all this makes me regret even more that we haven’t been able to settle into some Easter teachings and traditions around the house like we do at Christmas. I told Brian yesterday that we may just need to do Easter Observed next week and celebrate it again with more intentional teaching time! Micah asks a lot of questions lately too. I always thought people who said they got saved at 4 or 5 years old were crazy–like they could understand. But I’m beginning to see that Micah understands a lot and if we teach them to be obedient, then they will be obedient to all that they understand at 4 or 5 in following Christ. The rest will come.

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