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During this season of Lent, 2011, my grandchildren and I have been enjoying some good talks about Jesus, His death, and His resurrection as we enjoy retelling the story of Easter using their Resurrection Easter eggs, and reading about it in Bible story books. In last week's Word-Filled Wednesday, I shared the encouraging Bible verses that help to teach our grandkids that Jesus was, indeed, God! This week's familiar verses take us back to Christmas with the reminder that Jesus was also a human, born to humans, who grew up as a normal little boy, just like our kids and grandkids.
Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife;
for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
"She will bear a Son ; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins."
…today in the city of David there has been born for you
a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.
"This will be a sign for you:
you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
One of the many things I proactively work at now, as well as when my kids were young, is teaching them how Christmas and Easter are both necessary. As the old song used to go, "you can't have one without the other!" If there were no Christmas, there'd be no Easter. AND if there were no Easter, what would be the point of Christmas?
For more encouraging Bible verses and pictures to bless each of us in the Sandwich Generation, dealing with the issues of caring for elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren, please visit Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday. 🙂
Father God, Thank You for sending us Jesus as Son of God and Son of man, in a human form! Thank You for Kaye’s wisdom and ability to explain so beautifully to the little ones (and us) the absolute truth she shared:
“If there were no Christmas, there’d be no Easter. AND if there were no Easter, what would be the point of Christmas?”
Praise You that we can celebrate both the birth and the resurrection! How precious the love of Kaye is both both generations! Thank You for sending her with a double visit and sharing her wise words that this is a time for intense prayer “until Jesus returns”. Bless Kaye and her kids, grandkids and elderlys that she so dearly loves and encourages through Your Word.
May Jesus continue to shine through her and into them with His love! Anoint her and fill her with MORE of You and Your love and grace!
So true!! I love your graphic… thanks for this post!
Thanks for your comment on my WFW. Yours is good also. I’m so glad that God loved us enough to send His son to minister and to so willing go to a cruel cross and die that we might have eternal life and He bore stripes that we might have healing for our bodies. Thank you Father God for all that you have done for us.
Hello Kaye, this is a very dear post about Jesus and the connection they have together with Easter and Christmas. I know your children were taught about the love of our Lord. Thank you for sharing this wonderful message to us all.
tying in easter and Christmas is so important! Great points!
Kaye, this is a wonderful message for all of us – no matter what our age. Thank you for sharing this. laurie
That is precious, Kaye. Blessings ~
Happy WFW, dear friend! Hope your St. Patrick’s Day is a lucky one, too 🙂
when I share the story of Easter with my grandchildren I always begin the Christ’s birth.
Thank you, Peggy, for this wonderful prayer for me and for my Sandwich Generation family. It was a sweet hug from God as well as from you and I so appreciate and value it. Praying for you as well!
Thanks Alida, 🙂 I really enjoyed combining this cute country clipart with the Word of God! It’s such a joy-filled blessing!
Amen, AE, AMEN!!!!
Thanks Amy, I appreciate your sweet encouragement 🙂
Hi Jeanne, Thank you for the encouragement and the hugs. 🙂
Thanks Laurie. 🙂 And what cute ideas for your latest St Patricks Day party blog post 🙂 Very fun ideas – including a childrens AND an adults tablescape with such sweet dinnerware! Perfect for the multi-generational Sandwich Generation family. I added it to my St Patricks Day party blog post. 🙂
Hi Whidbey Woman, it was very blessed by 3 little leprechauns dressed up as grandchildren – and full of laughter, softball of the funniest kind, and hugs. 🙂 Praying yours is sweet and green and healthy!
Thanks Cathy! 🙂
Awesome, Grandma Lizzie. 🙂
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