Before Dindin was born, it was already somewhat an unspoken thing between my husband and I that we will train our children in the way of the Lord. We love Jesus and we are bible-believing Christians, so as a Christian family, we are raising our children to do the same.
So whenever we visited the Book Sale shop, a lot of the things that we buy are Christian books for kids. While Dindin was still young, we already read the Easter rhyming book to her that she has already memorized it. We read it any night throughout the year, not just Easter, along with other Bible story books.
But when Easter comes, we emphasize it further. We read stories about the resurrection as well as other bible stories up to the day leading to Resurrection Sunday. Then on Easter morning, we go to church. And this year, that is what we did again.
We are not very strict with the kids. After all, they are kids. So because Easter bunnies and eggs have become a part of the commercial celebration of Easter, we made them wear colorful clothes and bunny headbands to church. In the afternoon, we also let them join an egg hunt at the picturesque Bantug Lake Ranch in Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City.
We had loads of fun but our priority, our focus is on the reason for the season–the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is risen–and that is the basis of our faith–that we believe and worship a living God. And we underscore that fact first in our children’s lives. Then we get to play.