Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday!

Today we celebrate the day that Jesus took all the wrath our sins deserve on Himself as He died on the cross in our place. What glorious grace!

We are celebrating with these hymns:

Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed

Jesus Paid It All

Nothing But the Blood

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

I love these ideas from Doorposts:

  • Look for a recipe online, and make hot cross buns together, or braid a batch of bread dough into a wreath, and then poke toothpicks at all angles into it to form acrown of thorns for an edible centerpiece at your table.
  • Darken the house on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Turn off or dim most of the lights and put a black tablecloth on the table. Have your children help remove any flowers or plants, and decorate with bare branches or stones instead. Leave the house dark on Saturday, and before everyone gets up on Sunday morning, redecorate with candles, plants, a bright tablecloth, and an Easter lily or other flowers.
  • Use this great idea from Mustard Seeds. With a permanent marker, make a red mark on the top part of each family member’s hands to remind each of you of the nail wounds Jesus endured on the cross to save us. Use a fine-tip black marker to write each person’s name across their red “wound”. What a visual reminder of the fact that Jesus died for each of us! Don’t be afraid to tell your children that Jesus suffered for them!

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