For the past 20 years, our families Easter tradition on my in-laws side has been to head up to Louisiana for a Shrimp and Crawfish boil. We always enjoy this...the gathering together with fun and fellowship with our loved ones. Though my heart is happy in these times, I've always felt as if I was forgetting about the "true" meaning of the Easter event.
Even when we are home and don't go to Louisiana we get up and go to early service for that day, but again the true meaning of really celebrating the leading up to the death and supernatural act of Jesus being raised from the dead truly gets lost over here.
I noticed that every year Ann Voskamp posts a link to John Piper's site. This year, actually last year I prayed and asked the Lord to really help me learn more about this season and to pass it along to my children. I want this celebration of lent and Jesus' resurrection to be life long traditions in our family. Something to be pass down from generation to generation.
Below is an explanation of all that is to be done.