Use this Easter scripture writing plan in the days leading up to Easter or any time you want to set aside time to think about the reason for Christ’s coming. Included in the plan and in the journals are forty carefully chosen scriptures that have to do with the coming, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and what that means to us.
There are several reasons I decided to make these scripture writing journals.
The death and resurrection of Jesus are at the heart of our faith.
After writing about the importance of traditions around Christmas, and about using holidays to point our children to the things we value, I started thinking about Easter. Easter, for most people doesn’t receive nearly the attention Christmas does.
The anticipation that centers around Christmas, even months ahead of the actual date,usually isn’t present with Easter. And yet the resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith.
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” Romans 6: 4,5 KJV
Writing scriptural is beneficial to meditation.
- Writing out scriptures helps me focus on the words and ideas found in the verses. I find that my mind doesn’t wander like it does when I’m just reading. I notice details that I hadn’t noticed before.
- Writing scriptures engages more of my senses than just reading and so I remember better. Have you ever read half a chapter and suddenly realized that you don’t remember what you just read? Writing out the verses keeps that from happening.
I ended up creating two different journals. There is one for older children or adults who don’t mind writing out several verses each day. I also made one for my youngest that only has a few blanks to fill in each day. This way he gets to participate with the family, look up the verses, and have his own journal to keep record in, but he won’t get overwhelmed with a lot of writing.
I also included a hymn for each week that we can sing together as a family, or just read. There are some new ones in there for us, so we might take the opportunity to learn some new songs.
You can download the printable journals for free at the link below.
If you would rather just have a list of the scriptures in the Easter Scripture Writing Plan, click on either image below.
I hope I’ve inspired you to think about making some new traditions. If you do have special activities planned for this time, I’d love to hear about them in the comments. Thanks for reading!
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