We are buried with Him by baptism into death, so that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6,4)
Christmas is so much easier – babies, sheep, angels, stars. Easter, on the other hand, is much tougher. You have the joy and celebration of Palm Sunday and the even bigger joy and celebration of Easter one week later. But in between, there is betrayal, denial, torture, pain,and death. How do you explain all this to children? Your first instinct might just be to skip it, to go directly from Palm Sunday to Easter without that disturbing stop at the cross. As tempting as this option is, it is not the best choice For you or your children. You can’t experience the real joy of Easter without first reflecting On the pain and sadness of Good Friday . If you skip over the cross, your children are going to approach Easter with a “So what’s all the fuss about, anyway?” attitude. This is not to say that you should run out and rent The Passion for your kids to watch. You never want to tell the story ofJesus’ death without also telling about his resurrection .