As Christians, we recognize the importance of Easter, but over time, it can become familiar and another holiday to check off on the calendar. And so, now is the perfect time to dig in and remind ourselves of the purpose and intention about why we celebrate Easter.
One of the best ways to remind ourselves about the significance of Easter is in reading the Old Testament.
You can go as far back as the Garden of Eden in Genesis where sin entered through Adam and Eve’s disobedience. Here, they became separated from God and no longer experienced an intimate and personal relationship with God. It then continued on.
Those who lived in the Old Testament covenant had a story that started off with, “Once upon a time… people couldn’t have a personal relationship with God unless there were sacrifices and shedding of blood.”
A veil was put in place to divide us and God (Exodus 26.33).
God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die for us (John 3:16).
When Jesus died on the cross, something earth-shaking took place. Because of Jesus’ shed blood, we have remission of sin; we’re no longer separated from God. We’re seen as sanctified, redeemed, purified and made righteous!
And not only that, the veil that divided us from God tore from top to bottom.
The ultimate sacrifice was made so that we could once again be restored to having an intimate relationship with God by His Holy Spirit.
We can so easily forget that the relationship we can have with God now, was costly.
Your repentace of this world’s ways and acceptance for what Jesus has done for you is all it takes to have a personal relationship with Him.
You get to talk and walk with God now because of what Jesus did. God sent His best for YOU!
We can’t afford to forget the work of the cross. It’s a moment in time that changed the course of life forever and we’re living in that time.
As parents, we can’t make Easter another holiday for ourselves or our kids. We have the privilege and honour to share with our children about the old and new covenant and what we get to experience today because of God’s great love for us.
Will you join with me in meditating on the Word that concerns the work of Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection?
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Melanie is a homeschool mom to 2, living in Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about encouraging homeschool moms who are just like her – unqualified to homeschool, yet called by God to do it. Melanie loves coffee, worship music, and the mountains. You can find resources, printables and more from Melanie at Wildly Anchored, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.