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Friday, April 8, 2011

Preparing Our Children for Easter

I found a wonderful resource I wanted to share.  On pages 38 and 39 of the April 2011 "Parent Life" magazine is the "Story of Jesus."  Starting now, you can read several verses/passages a night to/with your child.  These readings will take your child from the prophecy of Jesus' birth to His ascention.  I was so excited to find this.  My husband and I always have our eyes out for good family devotion resources/helps.  (We found a GREAT book we just started....but I'll blog about that later!)  Here is a statement made in the short article concerning the close proximity of Christmas to Easter: "Children who have heard in December about the birth of Jesus as a baby may be confused to hear of the crucifixion and resurrrection of Jesus at Easter."  I think these readings of the life of Jesus are a great way to help our children (and us) see the big picture.  Enjoy these weeks with your family leading up to our celebration of Resurrection Sunday.  I pray that God would use these Bible readings to stir within your family the joy of Jesus anew.  I know it will spark great conversations...it always does at our house. 

*If you do not have access to "Parent Life" magazine, and would like the Bible readings--please leave a comment below, and I'll be happy to list them on another post.