So many thoughts swirled through my mind over the last few weeks, concerning how to explain the events of Easter week to my two-and-a-half year old. But one thought stuck out more than any other: I am the meaning of this first-remembered Easter to my child. As I thought more about this, I remembered an article that I'd read several months back by Rachel Jankovic entitled Of Kids and Christmas. You can read it on the Desiring God website here, and I highly recommend the read. Even though the article is clearly written concerning the events of Christmas, I find it rather appropriate for Easter as well.
I realized this week, in new and fresh ways, that I represent Easter to my children every day of the year, not just on the day that we eat yummy food, collect glitter-filled eggs, wear fancy clothes, and read through the written account of Jesus dying for our sins. If I want to represent Easter to my children, I need to live in the light of the Resurrection every day of the year.
( James 1:5 ) I am so thankful for our Risen Rescuer.
I can't help but smile really, really big when I look at that last picture. Oh, I love those boys! ( Job was so proud of himself for snatching the camera strap! ) I hope that you all had a very blessed weekend, recounting the preciousness of Jesus winning our redemption.