Lent Devotions at Home
Sat. April 11, 2020 Devotions will be posted Mondays-Fridays
Bible Reading: Luke 23: 50-56 NIV
The Burial of Jesus
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
Consider this day:
Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.
Jesus lies alone in the tomb. Scripture does state the women left his body in a tomb and hurried away because their tradition said they had to wait to prepare his funeral until after the Sabbath was over.
Consider taking down your Easter decorations and setting up a small area for prayer and reflection for your family. Consider a darker area lit with candles. (On Easter Morning- wake up early and put back all your Easter decorations as a visual of new life and Easter celebration before the child(ren) wake up)
Reflection: As you prepare for Easter, consider Jesus' time in the grave and the separation that death brought evne for Jesus. Consider also what Jesus is doing for your sake even though you can’t see Him.
Do & Discuss: (Journal your Holy Week with Pictures and share them each night of what you did)
(you do not have to do all the questions, pick and choose what you would like to talk to your child(ren) about today.
Consider one or all the activities throughout this Good Friday. Take time to do together as a family, talking and praying and worshiping Jesus' love and sacrifice for us!
Activity 1: Tomb Craft
Make Tomb Craft. You can make a Resurrection Garden in a variety of ways, depending on what you have available at home.
Activity 2: Resurrection Eggs
Use the Resurrection Eggs to begin your discussion or at each time interval. If you do not have Resurrection Eggs prepared, consider printing out the Resurrection Egg Script and share it.