Wednesday, April 13, 2011

As Easter Season is Beginning......

Many people have been asking what we do as a Family for Easter and many have wanted me to share on Facebook but I have been on a month break from Facebook and will not return until the 1st of May been a NICE break yet am starting to miss it. EASTER: Well my family and I have already began preparing our hearts as we are in "LENT" which began on Ash Wednesday in March we have two Boxes in which we have made into the "Repentance" boxes we write things we need forgivness for and fold the cards and place them in the boxes so no one can see it is between the Lord and the individual. This is just a way to prepare our hearts for Easter that we may come before the Lord with PURE hearts. Then the Good Friday before we remember that that was the DARKEST day in the world and the darkness of these sins in the boxs we pray and throw the sins away just as CHRIST shed blood that dripped from HIS body that evening to save our souls for eternity and wash our sins away for good. On the Saturday after Good Friday we begin a Family Reading of the WORD and we light 7 candles the next night one less and so on each night leading up to Easter and the night before Easter Nothing no candles lit and this represents the fact that the tomb was empty and on Easter Sunday we will Eat and tell final part of The Events with ALL 7 candles now lit again to represent that our LORD has Risen "HE HAS RISEN INDEED" For a more detailed outline of how we do Easter and what LENT is you can go to Noel Piper's site and go to the topic titled "The Resurrection of Christ" @www.desiringgod.com We do color Easter eggs and we use it as a time to talk about God and His Trinity the three parts this is a WONDERFUL way to explain to young children that God is still one but HE has three parts just as this egg is one yet still has three parts to it: We take an egg and show it breaking : 1st you have the shell this represents God Himself 2nd you have the yolk this represents Jesus 3rd you have the whites and this represents the Holy Spirit that dwells within but whala you only have one egg they seem to love this and so get it try it ....it is amazing!!! We do alot and my prayer for all of us is to just STOP and be still and really reflect on the EASTER season and the sacrifices made on our behalves sinners such as you and I and may our time as we count down to that day not become all knotted up and circum to redundant encumbrances but that we would truly be blessed and thankful and remember the blood that dripped from the body of Christ that DARK night so long ago to cover the sins of each of us and may we be reminded that day by day we live out our actions in the very presence of a living GOD. Draw me close to the foot of the cross where YOUR blood poured out To save a wretch like me and lead me to your heart !!! May God bless your family as you Celebrate Easter week!!! In His Amazing Grace, Cindy

2 comments:

Saved by Grace said...

I love this, I just posted something on Easter too. I love how he lays similar things on our hearts. He is soo good!! God Bless you sis, thanks for sharing!

Love,
Adrienne

Saved by Grace said...

I love the Egg Story, what a great way to help them better understand what He did for us. I also love the repentance box. Great, can't wait to try these, Lordwilling.

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