So, I’m kind of the Christmas girl…but as we ALL know, the story of Jesus does not end at Christmas. I have had Easter on my heart for over a year now.
As a Christian, Easter is the BIG moment.
The foundation of our faith…the moment when the burden of the law, and our failed attempts at “doing good” collide with the glorious, sturdy, steadfast love and grace of a God who gave His son as a payment for our sins. When God’s love for me propelled Jesus to die, be buried, and rise again SO THAT I could be saved and given life and freedom that He has always wanted for me.
It is the best news, the best part of the story, the heart-changer, the life-giving part of this great story our God is writing. I love Easter because He loves me. Easter is the proof of that and the fulfillment of all God’s promises in Christ.
But yet it seems to take a back seat. I mean, HOW can we not be making a big deal about Easter?!!
I had all of these high hopes of creating this AWESOME and totally AMAZING Easter packet to have ready for all of you to kick off Lent and the Easter season.
I was trying so hard to make everything perfect. And it just wasn’t happening.
After getting to know so many of you through the Jesse Tree this year, I learned how so many of us are weighed down and burdened by trying to DO IT ALL. We’re just trying to do our best to love our families, meet the needs of our children and husbands, and get meals on the table. And there’s a whole bunch of stuff trying to pull at us from even doing that!
So, the last thing I wanted for myself or for you is to tell you one more thing you “should” be doing or make you feel like you are not doing enough if you don’t do it ALL. So, I’m just laying it all out here…I don’t have a great Easter packet for you. I don’t have a day by day plan.
BUT, what I would like to do is invite you to come with me as we journey together to the cross and the real meaning of Easter. Not with a to do list, but with ideas, music, scripture, and ways to enjoy His presence and thank Him for his sacrifice for you (and me).
It is my prayer that we all will be able to invite our children to come along with us as we are falling more in love with our Savior and His incredible love for us.
Would you like to join me?