Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday, just not here yet

Children's Ministry
Note: Kristina is no longer allowed to use markers. Joshua was just thankful that it was a washable marker. Although he still wasn't happy about "the incident" at church.

We realized that since we will be leaving for California on April 1st and Orthodox Easter is celebrated on April 27th, we'll miss Easter this year. We decided that we would teach about Easter in church today, both with the children and the adults. It turned out to be a blessing for all of us, because for once no one was distracted by the commercialism of chocolate bunnies and plastic Easter eggs. We simply focused on the Cross and the gift that Jesus gave us through his suffering, death, and resurrection. Today we were able to celebrate the assurance of a shared resurrection in Christ.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. -1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Та нині Христос воскрес із мертвих, - первісток серед покійних. Смерть-бо через людину, і через Людину воскресення мертвих. Бо так, як в Адамі вмирають усі, так само в Христі всі оживуть. -1 Кор. 15:20-22

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your gentle reminders of the things that really matter this easter.