Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Easter

I took Parker to our Good Friday service at church. I did not know what to expect as this is our first Easter at our new church. It was an incredible service. I told Parker that he could draw as long as he drew pictures that had to do with the service. I picked three of my favorites to share with you.

Here he drew Jesus when he died on the cross. On Good Friday we reflect on how Jesus was sent to earth to die for our sins. Sins are the things that we do wrong. He took the punishment for our sins, so we wouldn't have to.
But it doesn't end there. Jesus does not stay dead. Three days after he was crucified he rose from the dead. My scanner cut off the lines above Jesus that emphasized Him going to Heaven and the word heaven. How exciting to know that Jesus did not stay dead and that someday I will get to see Him.
This was Parker's final picture to summarize the whole service. It is called, "The lifecycle of Jesus." If you start in the upper left corner you can see the star of Bethlehem where Jesus was born,then you see baby Jesus, then he grew up to become a man and that's when he died for us. He then was put in the tomb and then went up and to heaven and that is the lifecycle of Jesus. This is how Parker explained the picture to me. He had a mini Etch A Sketch in his pocket in case he needed it during the service. He pulled it out after the service and said, "Wow, I forgot I had this in here I was so into the service." That made me so proud.

Saturday night we dyed Easter Eggs. Here are the kids all ready to go!!
Here they are when they are all done holding up their favorites. We had a great time!!
Have a blessed Easter. Take time to remember why this holiday is celebrated. It is because of the greatest gift God has ever given us, His own son, Jesus.


Wylee said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter kids! Cool eggs!

Jenn said...

Love the drawings!

Anonymous said...

I love the drawings my little Parker did! Also, Tricia and Parker's eggs are great. Would you please make sure you show them this post so they know how proud I am of them! :)

Thanks Meep! :)