Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent – a period leading up to Easter. Traditionally, it is a time of confession, reflection and contemplation as we consider all that Jesus accomplished through his death.
Reflection and contemplation don’t necessarily come easily for children and youth and, as parents, sometimes we tend to shield our children from the sadness and heaviness of Lent and the crucifixion. But, if we want our children to truly know the JOY that is Easter, we must let them also experience some of the solemness of Lent and Good Friday.
However, solemnity does not have to = boring.
So, we’d like to invite you on a family selfie scavenger hunt in the lead up to Easter. Each week we will post a task that you can use to engage with Christ while spending some quality time together as a family. By the end, you will have journeyed through the birth, life, death and resurrection of our Lord, have new faith-filled memories and seven new family pictures.
Week #1 – Jesus’ Birth – Read Luke 2:6-12 together as a family
This story begins in a different way
The Baby Jesus was sleeping on Hay
He was the Messiah, God’s Only Son
But His journey began as a quiet, humble one…
With your family, find a barn or manger and take a selfie together beside it. Think about what it meant that Jesus wasn’t born rich or mighty, but as a humble baby, just like us. Talk about why that is important to us as we follow Him.
Please share your photos and experience, each week, in the St John’s Parents Facebook group.