Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Morning

Easter for our family isn't about the Easter Bunny, or the baskets, dying eggs, or egg hunts, although egg hunts and dying eggs are a lot of fun. Easter is about Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and then rose from the dead 3 days later.

With that said, I was once again very excited about the Easter activities that followed our sunrise church service. It was the same as last years activities, with a couple more things added. It's called Holyland Adventures: The Jerusalem Marketplace. There were 14 stations all centred around what it would have been like to live during Jesus' last days. Most of the stations had something for the kids to make and take home to remember their experience. This year, Rachel participated and had a blast doing so! Last year, she just sat in the stroller, this time she walked from booth to booth. I for one missed having the stroller to hold all the stuff they were acquiring. LOL.
Decorating a cross.

Checking out the empty tomb.

Rachel loved waving the palm branch and singing "Hosana".
Decorating her crown. She's a Princess in the Lord's eyes.
Learning what it's like to be a carpenter, like Jesus was.
Grinding up spices and herbs like the ones they used in Jesus' day.
Rachel had so much fun being able to particpate in these activities. As she gets older, it's my hope and prayer that she understand what's being taught. It's defianately a great way to kick off the Easter day.

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