Easter is the Gift of Christmas

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Easter is the Gift of Christmas

As Easter approaches, we are coming to a very holy time of year. If Christmas is the bow and wrappings of our faith then Easter is what’s inside the package. Somehow though, Easter doesn’t get the same billing as Christmas. Yes, Easter has its own super character, its own candy line and retailers depend upon it for a boost to their monthly sales total. But the celebration of Christmas has become its own season, demanding our attention from Black Friday to New Years Day. And if bottom lines are really the bottom line, Christmas wins as far as the number one holiday celebrated here in the western world. That’s why we as parents must be deliberate in giving this holy holiday special significance in our own hearts and in our homes. It’s a time of contemplation and humility as we’re reminded of the incredible sacrifice the Heavenly Father was willing to make on our behalf.  Reading the scriptures, singing worship songs, and taking communion have renewed significance as we remember the life that was given to pay for our sins. There is a humble gratefulness and sweet intimacy that is revived this time of year. The greatest and most sobering responsibility that we as parents have is to point our children to the cross. Easter provides many ripe opportunities. What are you doing to help your children learn that Easter is more than just chocolate, colorful eggs, and bunnies?  

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