Easter in our Hearts 2017

Happy Easter ! Hope everyone had a solemn and meaningful Holy Week. We had another memorable one this year. Now that we’re going through Lent as a family of 4, every experience is new. Like our Easter last year , we’ll celebrate Easter pretty much the same but being in a new home I’m sure it will be different. There’s a family egg hunt and a neighbourhood egg hunt for us. I’m really excited this year our 2 kids will be joining and for our eldest, she will be more aware and will be remembering some stuff better than last year (I need to say this again and again but our daughter who is 2 now is in a very fun and bubbly age now).

Easter is a very meaningful event in our Christian faith so our family decided to have traditions of our own too. We have small gifts for the kids just like how we give gifts during Christmas Day. A way for them to remember that this day is also very special since Jesus suffered, died, and resurrected to save mankind from sin. We will teach the kids how selfless love is not only during Easter but everyday and the story of Jesus’s life is always the best and perfect example.

We celebrated Easter in advance as we dined out as a family and the kids had a little trip to the arcade and rode fun rides too. Here are some snaps.

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Our home has a touch of Easter too and our little girl is getting her forever favorite Minnie Mouse doll (Easter Bunny edition) from my husband’s trip to Japan recently (so cute right?). Our baby boy got some clothes from mom and dad. I got what I wished for (an OC gadget for the home and family. Gadget review in a separate post soon).

Nevertheless, Easter can mean Christ’s resurrection from the dead to eternal life, new life from death, in John 1:29, John the Baptist tells a crowd, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!“, for some resurrection or Easter means the everlasting life spent with God through faith in all that Jesus Christ had done for us and still continues to do until today. Whatever it means for others, it still signifies an undying and selfless love. I see it as Christ’s love for others and how unselfish he is to have suffered and died for man. It is God’s way of letting us know how we can live like Jesus and be like Him in every way we can. For me, that’s Easter and the world is so happy to celebrate such selfless love and so all the festivities and celebrations around us.

Sharing Easter Prayers for kids and even for adults. You may pray this too with your children:

Short Easter prayer for children

(a rhyming prayer suitable for infant and preschool children)

God made you and God made me,
He made the world for us to see.
God loves you and long ago,
He sent his Son to tell us so.

Jesus showed us many things,
To love and share and dance and sing.
To learn and pray, to help and care,
He promised he’d always be there.

He died but then came back to life,
Let’s celebrate for he’s alive! 

Amen.

Easter Sunday prayer

O Lord,

How amazing is your love,
A love that overcomes, endures and redeems.
How astounding is your life,
A life that sustains, heals and creates.
How awesome is your hope,
A hope that promises, restores and inspires.
How absorbing is your truth,
A truth that releases, changes and rebuilds.

How we worship you, as we remember the moment when your love conquered.
When out of the cave of sorrow Jesus arose to release forgiveness to the world.
And each time we encounter this resurrection day we are again lifted to an eternal place.
Our sin, brokenness and darkness fall away and your light and peace flood our lives.
How we thank you for this incredible celebration we call Easter. 

Amen.

Happy Easter again! May your hearts and home be filled with love, hope, joy, and peace!

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