Easter is coming! And so are the chocolate bunnies, pastel jelly beans, Cadbury eggs, Easter egg hunts, and Easter baskets. Easter is always a joyful time. The days are warmer; summer is just around the corner; and really, who could argue about all that candy?
But, in our excitement about those things, do we ever forget about our real reason to rejoice at Easter time? We often talk about having a Christ-centered Christmas, but what are you going to do to have a Christ-centered Easter? After all, as President Hinckley said, “There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.”
So how can we refocus our Easter celebrations to remember the Savior: his atonement and resurrection? Here are some simple suggestions to help you set the tone for Easter week and Easter Sunday:
Read about Holy Week day-by-day.
Memorize an Easter Hymn. Or listen to some throughout the week.
What do you like to do to celebrate the joy of the resurrection? What traditions does your family have to keep Christ at the center of Easter?