On Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch I shared the 8 stations of the Cross that Protestants could use with their family. I didn’t stop at the Cross, but moved ahead to share joy and hope … joy and hope at Easter, even when we are suffering, rejected, depressed or overwhelmed.
How can you have hope and joy when you’re in such a bad place? Watch and see.
Simplify Easter Week
Simplify this Easter week by focusing on one thing each day. Here are ideas for each day:
Maundy Thursday – 9 Family Friendly Activities
Saturday – Make Resurrection Rolls in the evening
If you’d like verses about joy and hope at Easter, here are a few I shared. I’m not going to explain them…just let the Holy Spirit speak to you.
Hope at Easter
Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Joy at Easter
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5
This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
How can YOU have Hope & Joy?
So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. John 16:22
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Hebrews 12:2
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
PS. Joy & hope at Easter are possible. How do you stay hopeful & rejoice when you are overwhelmed during Easter, or any holiday?
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