Today, I’ve got a list of 7 things you can do at home to celebrate Easter, and even some things for the kids! 🙂
If you’re worried or sad about not being able to go to church this weekend, I understand. But remember this:
God is with us wherever we are.
You may be depressed that your egg hunt won’t be the same, or that you may not wear that special Easter dress to mark the occasion. Instead, we’ll be watching church through our computer screens and singing worship songs in our living rooms, which will be very…different. Just remember, God loves you no matter what you are wearing and He is excited that you’re celebrating his son Jesus no matter where you may be.
God is with us wherever we go.
Church is important to Christians. Absolutely. It’s where we go to worship together as a body of believers, where we learn more about what the Bible says, and where we go to be supportive of our brothers and sisters in Christ. But in times like these, during the COVID-19 crisis, do not fret because we can’t be there together in the same room right now. We can worship God and praise Him at any time, from any place.
I can say with confidence that He knows exactly what is going on in our world, and He understands why our Easter won’t look the way we are used to.
We needn’t worry because…He is with us wherever we go.
So while you’re at home on Easter Sunday…rejoice as you normally would, in your heart and with your soul. We humans like to keep to our traditions as much as possible, though, so if you need some ideas of how to celebrate Easter without leaving your home, I’ve got a list for you.
Here are 7 things you can do to celebrate Easter from home:
#1) Read the Easter passage in the Bible. It can be found in Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, or John 20:1-31 .To read or listen to these passages, click on the name of the book in red that you’d like to go to. Better still, go back a little further or read the whole book of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John for the entire account of Jesus’s life on earth, including the time when Jesus died on the cross three days before Easter.
#2) Pray to God, thanking Him for Jesus and His sacrifice for our sins. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 6:23. If you haven’t yet done so, ask Jesus into your heart and believe in Him, as He is the only way to eternal life. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:16.
#3) Pray for your loved ones, your community, your country, the world…and anything else that might be burdening your heart today. Wow. We have a lot to pray for these days. Many people out there need our prayers. Beyond thanking and praising God, praying is a means to communicate with Him….asking for wisdom, comfort, healing, or specific needs. Sometimes you don’t know the words to say, but God hears your heart. He knows what you need.
- Click here for Good Housekeeping’s list of 20 Best Easter Songs–Worship Music for Easter Sunday
#5) For the kids 🙂 :
- Easter coloring pages to print from Kids Ministry 101 at Lifeway.
- Here is an AWESOME selection of creative alternative ideas for egg hunts during COVID-19 from Parent Map
- Many beautiful Easter crafts at True Aim, many of the materials needed you may already have at home.
- 5 Easter Worship Songs for Kids
- The Story of Easter video
- Note: You may want to watch it first to make sure it is age appropriate for your child.
#6) Easter meal ideas….click here for 87 of them from Country Living.
#7) Watch an Easter service online. If you need some links for that, here is one for South Valley Community Church and here is one for Twin Lakes Church, both in California but can be viewed anywhere.
Have a blessed Easter! Stay safe, be well, and fear not. God is with us….always.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9