The Importance of Easter

In this post: Our Easter decor, another blogger’s post on the importance of Easter, and an article on the origin of Easter.

Hello dear ones! Please stick around after the picture for a great article and post. I just wanted to share pictures of our Easter decor. I wrote a post last year about why we used to not celebrate “Easter” per say with eggs and rabbits and such. I called Easter, Resurrection Sunday but we spent more time on Passover and the crucifixion than on the Resurrection. Here’s the link that explains: http://amberdover.com/2013/03/28/inspirational-wednesday-part-one-why-im-okay-with-easter-eggs-etc/

Now we celebrate Lent too. We’re not Catholic and we’ve never fasted during that time but we like to countdown to Easter. We have a Resurrection Egg tree with symbols of the gospel story. We have a poster for actual Holy Week where we count down. If you look closely you can see last year’s Easter crafts: The Last Supper diorama, tp Resurrection set, and the carton chapel. We’ve got a couple of new decorations though. We set up an Easter village for the first time. I found the bunny village at Goodwill. My first Easter tree fit well with it. I found a bunny basket I had as a kid. I also bought Easter magnets. I made an Easter wreathe for our door. I hung “D” for “Dover” from it.

It’s fun taking a whole month to focus on the Resurrection. Sure, bunnies and chicks have to do with Spring but they also remind us of new life. Spring itself reminds me that I am a new creation in Christ. Winter can feel like death and then all of a sudden, life pops up everywhere. The Resurrection is just as important as Christ’ birth. We should remember both all year long. Still, holidays have a way of cementing truths in our minds. We remember Queen Esther’s story because we celebrate Purim every year. Well, we get the gospel cemented in our hearts every spring as we experience it in a hands on way. The fun helps too. It brings out the joy of childhood and at the same time points to Christ. Now that’s hitting two birds with one stone! 🙂

Check out the article & posts below the pic.

EasterDecor

Is the name “Easter” pagan? Where does Easter come from? Great article:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2011/04/19/name-easter-pagan

 Mustard Seeds talks about Lent and Easter on her blog:

http://mustardseeds.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/03/can-you-explain-lent.html

http://mustardseeds.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/02/why-easter-is-a-big-deal.html

I really love Janna’s passion for Easter. She inspired me to start my own Lent/Easter journey. The last three years (including this Lent) have been great as we’ve truly dove into Easter. I think it’s more intense than Christmas at times. This year was wonderful because I got to share my Easter/Passover play with our homeschool group. I won’t be sharing that today but in the near future ;). We also took off this whole week leading up to Easter. It was nice :).

Past Easter Posts:

Crafty Monday: Passover, The Lord’s Supper, and The Resurrection

Crafty Monday: Charlotte’s Web Party & Gearing Up for Easter

My Family Rocks! Sunday: Chinese Date Night & Easter & Passover Celebrations

A Late Crafty Monday: Resurrection Garden, coffee filter Easter eggs, & mini pies

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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