Jesus has risen. What does the empty tomb mean to you? The absence of Jesus’ body is both cause for despair and reason for hope. Even today, adults and children are trying to deal with challenges they have never experienced before. But there is hope!
When you read the Easter story with your children, encourage them to question, to imagine, to wonder. Ask, “What do you suppose happened…?” or, “I wonder what those women felt when they found the tomb empty…?” or, “I wonder what happened next…?” Even the disciples did not believe the women when they reported what they had seen and heard.
The resurrection is a fact of faith. We do not have to understand how it could occur to believe that it did occur. In faith, women and men who found the empty tomb came to believe in the risen Jesus. Faith enables us, too, to believe what we cannot see or prove.
We ask God for faith to believe the miracle of the resurrection and skill in communicating its truth to all children.
Here is our schedule for April 2021.
- April 4: Easter Sunday
- 9:35 a.m. – Join us for an outdoor Easter egg hunt!
- 10:00 a.m. – Intergenerational worship
- April 11: “Disciples and Jesus.” Have you been told something that was unbelievable? What did you do to find out the truth? (John 20:19-31)
- April 18: “Walking with Jesus.” Have you ever had an experience where you saw Jesus? What opened your eyes? (Luke 24:13-16, 28-31)
- April 25: “A New Disciple.” Are you ready to go where God leads you? (Acts 1:12-14, 21-26)