As Christians, Easter reminds us of our Savior's sacrifice for us. His love. His suffering. And God's power to raise His Son.
As Christian parents, Easter reminds us of the enormous responsibility that we have to teach our children about our Savior's sacrifice for us. His love. his suffereing. And God's power to raise His Son.
But not just to teach. Not just to tell. Not just to repeat those verses of hope and songs of old (though teaching, telling, and repeating are crucial in Christian parenting). But to live a life that shows that we are grateful for our Savior.
A life that is "not our own; but is bought with a price." A life that shows our children that Christianity is far more than repeating a sinner's prayer or following church disciplines (though, again, those are crucial). A life that shows them that believing and trusting in this Savior changes a heart. Changes a life. Changes a parent.
"Lord, this Easter, help me not to just teach my children about you...but to live you. To "prove" to them that I am a follower of Jesus Christ--through my life and my love."