Do you hold your holidays sacred? Is it difficult for you?
This year for Easter our family has done things a little differently. Well, a lot differently, actually.
I am generally pretty good about doing fun, biblically based activities for Advent (the days leading up to Christmas) but I’ll be honest. I don’t usually do too much for the Lent season (the days leading up to Easter).
Why is that?
Easter is the most important holiday for Christians. It’s the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the whole basis for our faith. Yet, all I usually do is hide some plastic, candy-filled eggs and throw some cheap toys in an Easter basket for each kid.
But this year I decided to change up our routine a bit.
Many of you have heard me talk about Sacred Holidays. This company was started by a precious lady named Becky Kiser, and its sole purpose is to help women, men, and families learn to celebrate Advent and Lent with intent.
I had ordered their Advent study for families last year but didn’t do a whole lot with it. We were out of town a lot during the month of December and frankly, I was a slacker.
Y’all. It has been amazing.
Our family has walked through the final days of Jesus in specific detail. We have experienced His miracles and watched as He washed the feet of the disciples. We have seen Him betrayed, crucified and then raised to life.
I have asked insightful questions like this one: How do others know you love Jesus? What do you do when you are afraid or worried?
And I’ve gotten equally insightful answers like this one: “When I’m afraid and there’s a bad man in the house I’m going to run to Daddy and he’ll get his gun and shoot him and that bad man will be DEAD!”
But y’all. This study has truly taken us on an amazing adventure with Jesus, and the kids have loved it. Every night they beg me to light our Lent candles and read the Bible story. They actively listen, asking and answering questions, and I’m amazed at how much they absorb. It has been an encouragement to me as a mom, knowing that little ears are listening and understanding.
And my kids are hungry for more of Jesus. Which is something I pray for every single day.
If you haven’t heard of Sacred Holidays, check them out. Sign up for their mailing list and you will be the first to know about their newest studies each season. They have recently come out with a study for teen girls and I’ll definitely be ordering that for my teenager. So for all you moms of teen girls, check it out!
Sacred Holidays is currently working on some new projects. Make sure you’re on their mailing list or follow them on Facebook – I promise, when the new study is released, you won’t regret ordering one for yourself and one for your family. (And for the record, I’m not receiving any compensation for this post – I just love Sacred Holidays and what they stand for.)
Happy Easter, friends!