I love everything about the cross. It is the most beautiful and bittersweet reminder of what the Lord has done for us so that we can be with Him in heaven one day.
And not only that, but the cross helps me remember how to live my own life! Philippians 2:8 says, “He was obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
Oh, to be obedient like that in my every day life! Even when it hurts! Even when the baby has been up all night or everyone has the flu! Jesus, “who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross…” (Hebrews 12:2). Likewise, we can endure the hard things for the joy set before us — the hope of eternal life, the freedom from sin, and the privilege of making His name known here on earth.
I love that Easter provides so many opportunities to talk about this with my kids. I have put together a few of my favorite easy cross crafts in case you are looking for a few ways to help your kids understand this wonderful symbol of our faith even more.
CHALK TAPE RESIST CROSS CRAFT FROM HOUSING A FORESTThis last one is not a craft, but it was so much fun to make and eat!
Simply slice a piece of French Toast into long strips and form a cross by laying the pieces across one another. Taste and see that the Lord is good – Amen?!
I hope you will make one of these easy cross crafts and that the Lord will bless your family with some sweet Jesus-centered conversations this Easter season!