He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!!!
What does that mean to your child when she hears you say it aloud at church? Today we celebrate the greatest victory of our Savior on this earth. When we celebrate Easter, we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death, over all sin. There is no sin in the past, presently happening, or in our children’s futures that isn’t paid for by the blood of Jesus. Let that thought simmer for a moment. Jesus paid for every sin. That is reason to rejoice.
I pray with David in Psalm 51:12, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” I want to show my children JOY in my salvation, in my freedom. I know what I’ve been saved from – separation from God because of my sins and the darkness I chose to live in. I know I fall into entitled behaviors with God sometimes and I take His love and sacrifices for granted. Let that not be true of me today. Let me rejoice!
I want my children to see me rejoice, hear me rejoice that because of Jesus’ sacrifice and victory I am free to lead them, to teach them, to love them, and to watch them do the same with their children. When I say, “He is RISEN!” I want there to be a bit of a shout of victory like after winning a basketball game or getting an “A+” on a tough test. I want them to see that I am grateful and that it’s not just a memorized mumbled response I say to others in Easter dresses and polo shirts.
Rejoice with me, parents. Show your children what it really looks like to rejoice in your salvation, not just at a basketball game.
Rejoice in the Lord always! Again, I say rejoice! Philippians 4:4
How will you rejoice with your children this Resurrection Day?