I know I do not write often and most of the time I try to wait until the Lord really places something on my heart and then I write so that is why sometimes I write a lot on my blog and sometimes it is few and far between post. I would like what Easter means to you? But I would also like you to know all about what Easter means to me and what it should mean to you. First and foremost I want to say I am in this post no way knocking how you celebrate Easter but I do not the Easter bunny as part of Easter that is why our kids no longer get Easter baskets and really know nothing of a Easter bunny. What they do hear a lot about is how a Savior was sent from God who was tortured and murdered for OUR SINS. How Friday was a sad day but then on Sunday it was a joyful day, a day our Savior was raised from the dead which means HE IS ALIVE. That is where our hope comes from. When talking to our kids about what Easter really means this past week I ran across this story and thought it was wonderful. It is called The Story of the Little Hill.
The Little Hill by Kathy Vincent
Once there was a little hill
And on the hill there grew green grass
And under the green grass, a flower began to grow
And on the flower grew 3 red petals
The little hill was happy
One day a worker walked upon the little hill
And on the hill he dug 3 deep holes
And in each deep hole went a tall log
And on each tall log a cross was made with another log
The little hill was confused
The next day was Friday and a large crowd gathered around
And on each cross a man was hung
There was a man in the middle…His name was Jesus.
And on each side of Jesus there was another man
The little hill was sad
The man in the middle was very sad too
But other people on the little hill were very mad at Him
And made fun of Him
And they laughed at Him
And then darkness came
The little hill was scared
And then the man in the middle died
The little flower on the hill died too
Even the grass on the little hill died
And then the little hill shook and shook
The little hill cried
The man in the middle was taken down from His cross and buried in a cave
Friday was done
Saturday came and went
But on Sunday morning something wonderful happened!
The little hill was excited!
An angel appears and says that Jesus is ALIVE!
The friends of Jesus are very happy
They go to tell their other friends
Then Jesus appears and shows that He is not dead, but ALIVE!
The little hill is filled with joy!
The little hill thought about Jesus
And soon new green grass began to grow
And soon many flowers with red petals grew
And soon new life was all around
The little hill felt loved
What a wonderful way to teach children all about Easter!!! So all I ask is go ahead and do your egg hunts(we do this at my parents house) and go ahead if you want and add in the Easter bunny but please do not forget to teach your children the true meaning of what this holiday is about. It is about the joy in knowing our Savior is ALIVE! That he was murdered for YOUR SINS, he was tortured beyond our comprehension BUT he arose and we have joy in knowing we have HOPE. IF you do not know Jesus Christ ask him into your heart, start living for Him, and just know that he did all this so you could live eternally in HEAVEN. How wonderful!