We are almost to Good Friday. About twenty days ago I mentioned something our family was doing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus this year utilizing a Christmas tree and Easter eggs. Have worked our way through the first 14 chapters of John and the boys and I have walked through much of what John has recorded about the life of Jesus. I am thrilled as they recite the “I AM” statements of Jesus and that whoever believes in Him has eternal life! They listen to the stories in anticipation of what awaits them upon the completion of the reading and questions. Eater eggs! They get an egg off the tree and it contains a prize ranging from candy to a hot wheel car. The gift just serves to make it exciting for them. They beg me to read about Jesus to them, and they’re showing evidence that the stories are sticking with them. May God work and drive it deep in their hearts.
The tree is almost bare as we approach Good Friday, and it will be bard on that morning. We will read of the betrayal, beating, and crucifixion of The LORD on that day. Saturday we will watch a movie where the book of Luke is read through and the life of Jesus is dramatized to it. Sunday they will have special gifts to emphasize the greatness of this day and we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!! I can’t wait!!
God bless you guys, and my you make much of Jesus.