northville miEaster Break is quickly approaching in Northville, MI. That also means that spring is on its way. It has been a long winter for families throughout the Oakland and Wayne county area. Many parents have been working from home for upwards of a year. Some students have been alternating between remote and in-person learning. Our Christian private school in Northville has fortunately been able to maintain safe and sanitary in-person classes this year; however, there has been little to do on the weekend while frigid temperatures have socked us in. 

Easter Break is a welcome opportunity to get outside and in nature. More importantly, however, it is a chance to remind children of the hope we have in Jesus because of his death and resurrection. We are celebrating the greatest event in history and something that continues to change the world to this day. Your family has a number of important traditions associated with the holiday. As we approach Easter break, here are a few ideas for how you can emphasize the resurrection of Jesus with your family and children. 

Emphasizing Christ at Easter for Families in Northville, MI

1) Study an Easter Themed Devotional 

There are several Easter devotions online or that you can order. You can also plan your own family devotion by reading the last few chapters of each of the gospels. Luke’s account of the resurrection includes the Emmaus scene where Jesus explained that all of Scripture and history was leading to the moment he rose from the grave. 

2) Sing Easter/Resurrection Songs as a Family

A few of the hundreds of hymns that emphasize the resurrection of Jesus include:

  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today by Charles Wesley
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross by Isaac Watts
  • How Great Thou Art by Carl Boberg
  • Holy, Holy, Holy by John Bacchus Dykes
  • It is Well by Horatio Spafford
  • Before the Throne of God Above by Charitie Lee Bancroft
  • Christ Our Hope in Life and Death Keith and Kristyn Getty
  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God by Martin Luther

3) Attend a Sunrise Service

There are typically several sunrise services in our area; however, if you are not comfortable attending an in-person service, there will be many to watch online.

4) Emphasize Jesus

Whatever activities you do during Easter Break, make sure you emphasize the risen Christ. You can do a devotional while a hike at the state park and sing hymns while on a picnic at the lake.

St. Paul Lutheran School celebrates Easter throughout the school year. We are committed to helping students know and understand the gospel first and foremost. If you would like to know more about how we emphasize Christ’s death and resurrection for salvation, while maintaining excellent and rigorous academic standards, contact us today