You think any of them will remember that I was there? Last Easter we had a tummy bug and had to postpone our meal. Sickness once again fell upon our household, but I was well thankfully! I stayed home from church with my two oldest girls and the baby. I was glad we had listened to Max McClain read the Easter account the night before because I thought about it while I finished cooking.
It was pouring rain when church was over. You can tell the younger two got drenched! Later in the day we hid the Easter eggs that the kids received from their Nebraska grandparents in our upstairs living room. It seems like rain has forced us inside for many of our Easter egg hunts.
You don’t see me posting a whole lot of fun kids ideas with eggs and bunnies. I know that is part of our American tradition, and I don’t mind a little of if, but I want to keep our emphasis at Easter on Christ’s work on the cross, and His miraculous resurrection. We do celebrate with a feast. Isn’t a feast biblical? 🙂
i’m already a fb follower, but i’m here from the ubp12. i agree with you 100% about keeping the focus on Jesus. we didn’t even color eggs this year and my 5 kids didn’t even notice! glad you had an enjoyable resurrection day.
feasts are very Biblical!:) seems like they were always around food for special occasions….anyway, it makes me feel better about gathering with my family and friends to feast. 😉 one of the best books I have come across about Easter is the little storybook they had on a $5 special @ Lifeway. “The Best Thing About Easter”… it addresses all the normal “hype” but also brings it back to Christ! I am always so glad that my kids’ response to “why do we love easter??” is “Jesus is alive!!” just keep it real, Esther, and keep ’em fed! 😉
Paula @ Simply Sandwich says
Stopping by from UBP12. You have a beautiful family and glad you had a wonderful Easter!
Ah, who needs eggs and bunnies when you have the Savior of all! Yep, your youngest daughter looks most bedraggled but none the worse for wear… Y’all have a good weekend now, y’hear! Hé hé hé…
Susan Evans says
I love how God instituted feasts. I’ve done Passover 4 times now, and it’s much more meaningful than bunnies; that’s for sure!
Yes, feasts are biblical! I hope everyone’s better in your household! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
A Biblical feast sounds enjoyable to me! We didn’t do a lot of eggs and such at home this year either – I feel like the boys had it covered so much in preschool. As you know, I’m a mean mom who doesn’t believe in overcandying them 😉
Ginny Marie says
I couldn’t agree more! A feast is Biblical…think about the wedding wine miracle, feeding the 5000 and the Last Supper! Here’s my post about Easter: http://www.lemondroppie.com/2012/04/easter-weekend/
I think any ritual is the important thing here, not how everyone else celebrates it. And you are right. So often we get away from the real reason.