Easter. The glorious time of year when Christians around the world rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the eternal life that resurrection brings!
So, of course, the best way to kick off the observation of this most holy of days is with bunnies, eggs, games, tattoos and cookies, right?
Well, if you’ve ever tried to explain the significance of Easter to a toddler, yes.
Even the most basic of lessons in Jesus’ love and eternal life are likely met with a sweet smile and the child then running off to play—and the parent wondering if it sunk in!
We’ve been celebrating significant events for centuries with balls, feasts and other fetes worthy of the magnitude of the event. The manifestation of this particular celebration? Spring bunnies, eggs, flowers and other seasonal elements. The reason we celebrate? Worthy of all glory. And, if you’re a kid, all glory can mean jump houses and face painting.
This video, played for the thousands of kids gathered at Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt does a beautiful job drawing a correlation between the fun celebrations and why it is we celebrate.
Saturday’s event was a high-energy testament to the love the Church of the Resurrection has for kids in the community. And a celebration perfect for the ones Christ says possess the kingdom of God.
Mark 10:14 NIV
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”