Reading: John 20:1-18
You’ve probably heard this story before. Our campers will be reading it on Thursdays this summer as we study “Living in Easter” as part of our Living in God’s Time curriculum. When you read this story, you probably feel like celebrating! Because of the resurrection, we too have new life. This is definitely a good reason for a party!
In real time, we are currently in Lent. But Easter is almost here. We have the benefit of knowing “the rest of the story.” As we journey through this Lenten season, we journey toward the cross, but we know what happens after three days. On Easter Sunday, our congregations will be filled with fragrant flowers, vibrant music, and a tale of victory over death. We’ll hear about the Marys and the gardner, and the unbelieveable news that Jesus Christ is risen today! Darkness did not overcome the light. The son, S-O-N, rises as we greet the Easter morn, and we are reminded that we are to live as children of the light.
Each Sunday, we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. That’s why we worship on the first day of the week instead of the seventh. Every Sunday, we are reminded of Christ’s victory over death and the grave. How will you celebrate that wonderous act? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing Activity: Plan an Easter celebration, no matter what time of year it is. Think of the signs and symbols of Easter as you plan. Are there foods that your family traditionally eats at Easter? Perhaps you can make a cake shaped like a butterfly! After you eat, say a prayer thanking God for the new life that we are given through Jesus’ resurrection.
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