Messy Family Minute #37: Celebrating Easter

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.

It’s Easter! Now is the time to celebrate: Jesus has risen, and death has been defeated! But how do we celebrate  as a family for these 50 days? Definitely do fun stuff–break out the jelly beans! Have dessert! Have a dance party! –but most importantly, communicate the reality of Christ’s Resurrection to your family by having joy.  Joy is more than a feeling: joy is the decision to be thankful and happy because of all the Lord has done for you, and to share that with others. 

Here’s an easy way to remember how to have joy: Just remember J-O-Y.  Joy is what happens when you put Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last. And this is absolutely essential in family life!  Keeping your eyes on Him and living a life of love gives us joy! And it certainly gives joy to other people when the family is helping and living for each other.  What a witness of Christs love! 

So this Easter season evangelize your family through your joy! 

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