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.