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Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in musing, Storytelling | 0 comments

Happy Resurrection Day

Happy Resurrection Day

“25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die”. John 11:25

I am celebrating Easter since I got married.Even then I didn’t do anything out of ordinary to mark this day.Couple of years later,kids added,kids growing,I wanted to incorporate more to the day.I want our kids to grasp what this day is all about.Hopping through the blogs,I decided to add a tradition to make cards.So I asked my daughter,who loves to color and draw,”Lets make some ‘Easter’ cards”.She got very excited..’Yes,I will draw some eggs,it will be cute Mom’..Hmmmm..I thought.So I asked,” Think about ‘Resurrection Card honey’.What comes in your mind?”.She said.,”hmmm…Jesus died for our sins..(pause)..on cross..(pause)..on the mountain.”

Looking at her card,I asked her,what is ‘inside the tomb’.I was expecting it to be empty.She explained,”oh  just pretending..Jesus ‘was‘ there,he is not there ‘.We said out loud Matthew 28:6,our theme verse…..this is what she draw.

You see I only tweaked the words and it made all the difference in her mind.Being said that,I also fully acknowledge that,I have not done great job about

  • making my kids tune out their brain just yet from,eggs,bunnies and peeps to ‘cross’ ,’empty tomb’ and ‘risen savior’ irrespective of  the term I use for Sunday after Good Friday.Combined with the fact that ‘Easter’ has many origins and it has meant different things to different  culture,time period and civilizations whereas Resurrection has only ONE meaning.It was understood in same way by the Christians who celebrated it and those who didn’t.
So,since we can’t get enough of this day we brought ‘Resurrection’ to our kitchen table.We made


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