The season Lent and Easter is a great time for teaching important spiritual truths to kids using fun activities for grandparents and grandchildren. Those activities can also have a serious side with chats about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It can also be a good time for teaching the Holy Trinity - God the Father Who sent the Son, Jesus, into the world, to die and rise again. And the Holy Spirit Who continues to teach us about Jesus.
After Jesus' resurrection – "Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always , even to the end of the age." Matt. 28:18-20
…there is none other God but one. 1 Corinthians 8:4b (KJV)
…One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Eph 4:6 (KJV)
Jesus…stood in the midst, and said , Peace be unto you. Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God." John 20:26-28 (KJV)
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)
I love these uplifting Bible verses, don't you? And I love to use an egg (Easter or regular) to help my grandkids understand a little bit about the Trinity. As I tell them, there is One God but there are three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It's kind of like an egg. One egg has three parts – egg yolk, egg white, and egg shell – but it's only one egg. It's not a perfect analogy, of course, and I use that as a good opportunity to point out that we do NOT understand everything about God and never will! After all…
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
If you're enjoying fun Easter egg decorating activities for grandparents and grandchildren this month, or having fun with Resurrection Easter eggs, this could be a great addition to your conversation.
For more encouraging Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation, to inspire us as we are busy dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents in our family and babysitting grandchildren, be sure to visit Internet Cafe Devotions and have a lovely Word-Filled Wednesday.
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