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Mar 28, 2010

How do your kids remember Easter?

    As a parent, I have resolved that my number one goal is to train my children to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and might.  In this world, we find ourselves constantly making decisions about the things we choose to let our children be exposed to, including television shows, games, books, and even friends.  These decisions are not always easy.

    As a Christian, Easter has a very special place in my heart.  Easter is a celebration of Christianity, and the very core of our religion, which is Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. I want my children to recognize this as the most sacred of holidays, but I have been struggling with how to accomplish that. 

 We made the decision long ago, that our Easter celebration would not include eggs, bunnies, or lavish presents.  Not that there's anything Biblically wrong with eggs, bunnies, or lavish presents, but it is the context in which we use them.  What do your children say when asked what Easter is about?  If eggs and bunnies are a part of your celebration, that usually wins out in their minds over the cross and Jesus.  

 It's easy to use the excuse, there's no harm in it, but we really should be saying, how does it affect my children's life in Christ?

So, we will not be hunting eggs, at least not on Easter. 

Thanks for listening,

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