Thursday, March 29, 2018

Prepare your heart for Easter

Are you feeling overwhelmed today by the pace of life? Do you wish you had time to slow down and meditate on the things of God right now before Easter arrives?  If you said yes to either of those questions, don't beat yourself up, choose to do something about it! 

On the liturgical calendar today is Maundy Thursday. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is the day/ evening that many churches set aside to remember the Last Supper when Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples before His trial, crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. 

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Why? Because without Jesus' death on the cross in our place, there would be no forgiveness of our sins. I do not know about you, but I sure need that atoning sacrifice to cover up all the times when I have failed. Good because Jesus paid my penalty. If you are a Christian, then He paid your penalty on that day too. If you are not a Christian, I encourage you to attend church this weekend and hear more about the grace and forgiveness that Jesus offers to each one of us.

If you are looking for a resource to help you explain Easter to your children, your friends, or even just to have a better understanding of what Jesus did for you, I have two suggestions. The first is that you watch the Bible History course from Drive Thru History Adventures. You may remember we talked about the new Adventures TV option in our review back in February. 

The Bible History course is the expanded version of The Gospels that we reviewed in April of last year. I've been watching several of the episodes again this week as I focus on Easter and what Jesus did for me. If you are one of those people feeling crunched for time, might I suggest you sign up for the one-month subscription option and begin your watching at Episode 14: The Last Supper. Watching episodes 14-18 will take you less than 3 hours, and they will really get your heart prepared for the amazing joy of Easter morning! 

The one-month option will cost you $12.99. It is totally worth it to have access to these amazing videos for this weekend. If you are a binge-watching family, or the weather where you are is going to be rainy all weekend, you could start with episode 1, just remember that at 30 minutes each, the 18 episodes are going to take you 9 hours to get through. If they move your hearts as much as they did ours, you can spend the rest of your month going through the curriculum for the Bible History course. Of course, you can always purchase the annual subscription, but I'm reminding you today that it is ok to choose what resource serves you best right now.

If you're looking for some videos or activities geared for younger children, you might want to take a look at the Easter Resources page on The page links you to several Easter videos for Children, Easter videos for Parents, and all sorts of lessons related to Easter in art, music, literature, and Bible. For only $5 you can check out for one month.

I hope that with these two resource options, and some time spent reading God's Word and praying, you will feel much less rushed and much more thankful by Easter morning. Have a wonderful, Christ-filled weekend!

Happy Easter!

No comments:

Post a Comment