Friday, April 06, 2012

It is Friday, but Sunday is coming...

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
~Martin Luther

This is one of my favorite quotes. How appropriate and true? It is a glorious reminder of the resurrection.

Today we sat down with Eli and explained the history of Good Friday. I was nervous, but after talking with a much wiser, mother-of-three I knew what I needed to do. (Thanks, Kristen. I knew you would point me in the right direction) I was scared that he would be freighted, but he took it much better than I had anticipated. :) We really haven’t dealt with the issue of death until today. I was flat out amazed by the questions Eli asked. “Where is Heaven?” “Why can’t we see Jesus?” “Why did Jesus die?”

We talked about what a special day it was.
My mom came by to visit and the first thing Eli said to her was "Jesus died."
Wow- he really caught on to everything much more than I gave him credit. I need to learn to stop selling him short.

I am excited about the opportunity to have a ton of family over at our house to celebrate Easter- my favorite holiday.

I pray that each of you will have a beautiful and wonderful weekend; taking time to try to acknowledge the amazing sacrifice of Jesus, even though I doubt we can ever fully understand.

We made these little printouts for our neighbors, Eli and Ileigh's classmates and teachers. We put them in little bags and filled them with jelly beans.

On back, the Jelly Bean Gospel


Rogers Family said...

Proud of you for talking to Eli about such a very important subject! LOVE the cards you made - great idea!
- Amanda R.