Have you ever felt guilty about or slightly worried that maybe all the “fun” activities of Easter should be avoided by Christians – those who celebrate Easter as the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead? My own heart’s answer to that is that I believe our fun should be a reflection of the joy of the occasion! Easter is the most joyous of days for those of us who love Christ! So, this day should demonstrate that!
Another guideline is that as with anything we do, it should glorify God -we must give the right opinion of Who He is. That will determine what I do. I wouldn’t want to participate in something that would be giving a false meaning of this wonderful day. Let me illustrate:
The Easter Bunny has nothing to do with why we celebrate Easter, Resurrection Day, so I personally, have never been a fan. However, an egg hunt, Chocolate treats, jelly beans and chicks are just fun (and delicious!). They can even be used to represent new life in Christ – the whole meaning of the resurrection!
I’ve shared this in years past, but we tried to do all those kinds of things on Easter Saturday. I mean, think about it – if you’re taking your child to Sunday school and church right after they’ve received a basket full of sugar, you’re only asking for trouble. Your child will want to partake. The sugar will make them hyper. The chocolate will destroy their clothes, and then your whole Sunday will have started off on the wrong foot! Saturday gives these activities a time to be enjoyed. This is a great day for some family traditions – the egg hunt, the basket distribution, a special treat.
Reserving Sunday for worship and talk of Christ’s resurrection makes it a special day. This is also a great day for traditions! Why not serve a special breakfast early that morning and read the resurrection story from the Bible? I love these Resurrection Rolls. They show what happened on that early Sunday morning! You could read the Scripture as you’re making the rolls together. Serve them with boiled eggs that you colored earlier in the week.
Easter Sunday could include inviting lost neighbors to the church services and dinner. What a blessing to get to share the Gospel with them! Make a special traditional cake or treat every year. Make it special because this is a super-special day!!!
So the answer to “Should a Christian’s Easter be Fun?” is, absolutely!
- Plan it out wisely.
- Make much of Christ.
- Take your family to a Bible preaching church where the Truth will be given.
- Give the right opinion of God and this day in all you do.
We have so much to be joyous about, so let’s celebrate our risen Savior in a way that will reflect the delight in our hearts!
He lives! Rejoice!