Celebrating Easter… Replay

April 1, 2012

For many people around the world, the week leading up to Easter is a time of reflection and great meaning. Last year, I felt of bit of conviction that I didn’t have any noticeable displays to herald the season, like I typically do for CHRISTmas.

Hmmm… didn’t the birth that we celebrate at CHRISTmas happen specifically to enable the Resurrection commemorated at Easter?

I almost felt a sense of lament that I did nothing to acknowledge Easter.

And then God gave me a simple idea that gave me peace and joy. A few days before Good Friday, I bought several yards of tulle netting. I arranged it along our staircase like garland the Thursday night before Good Friday. I choose red to symbolize the sacrifice that Jesus had made on cross. It was a reminder of His love and His obedience, even unto death.

It was simple, inexpensive, and easy to do. Yet, it was immensely important to me. My kids asked why I did it and I explained that I just wanted to acknowledge Christ and His meaning our lives. They said they liked it.

So at the risk of sounding like I have it all together, because you and I both know that I DON’T – I am praying to start a revolution of people who do “Holy Week” decorating for their homes and businesses.

“Dear Lord, we praise You because You are gracious and kind and merciful. We are thankful for countless blessings. We are most grateful for the incredible gift of salvation. During this upcoming week, may the hearts of your people be more closely knitted to Yours and may we glorify You in all we do, even in decorating our homes to celebrate this season. In the Name of the Risen Christ we pray. Amen.

May you feel the gravity and joy of this season…

Home-ista Kelly

P.S. Bunny rabbits of any kind are NOT what I’m talking about.

P.S.P.S. You could use white tulle, to represent the purity believers have because of Christ’s work on the cross, or purple silk on a door wreath to show allegiance to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Reader Becky Keating shared how she adorned her dining area for Passion week. Thanks for sharing.

Becky’s Adornment for Easter

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9 Responses to “Celebrating Easter… Replay”

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  2. Kathy Wolf said

    What a great idea! Thank you so much for taking time to write this. I do know how busy you are and you have touched the lives of all of us who have the pleasure to read this. Thank you!

  3. laurie cochrane said

    I really love reading your thoughts and ideas. YOu bless me so much.
    Laurie

  4. This is such a great idea, and I especially love its simplicity. I’m headed to the fabric store today, so we will see what comments the kids have for me tonight. Thanks Kelly!

  5. gerrip5 said

    Love this, getting rid of my bunnies and replacing them with a purple wreath for the King of Kings. Thanks for renewing my thinking regarding Easter decorations.

  6. Lori Patterson said

    Thanks Kelly! Great idea. Easter is actually my favorite holiday, but I struggle with how to celebrate it. I truly appreciate you writing about this and not recommending eggs and bunnies. ; ) I want to acknowledge the gift we received in that Resurrection, not in the commercial aspects of “Easter”, but I do struggle with how to make it special for our family. Thanks so much for offering a great example.

    • homeista said

      Thank you for the encouragement Lori. If you have time, I’d love to see what you decide to do. Please send me a picture. It will be inspiration for me to see and reapply what other believers are doing.

  7. Janaline said

    What A Wonderful idea for the Tulle! and the meaning behind you choosing the color RED! Jan

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