I know there are many traditional things to do to celebrate Easter, so I would like to share what our family does to bring the spiritual meaning of Easter into the forefront of our celebration.
I also wanted to make something special for the table this year and here is what I came up with, it goes very nicely with my blue and white kitchen.
The reminders of rebirth are everywhere! From the cherry blossoms bursting forth and the tinge of bright green that dusts the hills and valleys of gray. To the birth of spring animals, chicks, ducks, and baby lambs. Bulbs are pushing through the long dismal winter, a necessity of their fulfillment when they bloom.
Jesus too. He was born with great and specific purpose so you and I might have new life. Oh how I love Easter time! It comes just when (here in the Pacific Northwest) I don't think I can stand another bland, gray, day! Things start showing their new life and hope is born again! "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."Prov.13:12 Jesus was given as our hope of everlasting life, oh how grateful I am for such a sacrifice of love to a sinner like me!
We usually start 12 days before Easter doing our resurrection eggs. We read the bible story of the crucufiction and resurrection of Jesus Christ each verse coincides with an egg. The kids open the egg after the scripture is read. The egg contains a symbol of what the scripture was about. The story of Christ's Death and Resurrection are explained in the 12 eggs. I have seen many versions of this idea but the one we do is special to me because the kids made this set when they were in preschool and we have used it ever since, 10 yrs. now!