Easter Family Devotional
It’s Holy Week and we have a 5-Day Devotional here for you! The goal is to focus on Jesus. This week, we will experience what He did and went through for each one of us.
Click HERE for a quick intro to the Devotional from Nicole:
This 5-day devotional can be done by yourself or shared with your family. It is a perfect opportunity to unite daily in the word of God, and ready our hearts for Easter weekend. (Setting a reminder on your phone is a great way to stay consistent!)
The word of God, and the celebration of the Resurrection, walks us through the crucifixion. Jesus, through His own words and actions, shows us that we can rest in the peace that only He offers.
Have a blessed Easter week, Just Homemakers!
Day 1 – Luke 22:67-69
“If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I ask you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”Luke 22:67-69
Have you ever been asked a question just so that someone could prove you wrong? Jesus knew when to talk and when to be silent. He knew that the audience talking to him didn’t really want proof that He was the King of Kings. They just wanted to arrest Him, and get rid of the threat that He brought to their lives.
When people question you, do you rest in Jesus, or do you get into an argument that goes nowhere? He didn’t worry about the naysayers because He knew the truth.
What truth about Jesus do you need to be reminded of today? He is the Christ.
Day 2 – Matthew 27:13-14
Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” But He gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.Matthew 27:13-14
Yesterday, we talked about how Jesus didn’t need to defend Himself. That truth still remains today. Let’s look at this story from the governor’s perspective. In the midst of everyday life and all that entails, let’s not forget that Jesus wasn’t just an amazing prophet and storyteller. He is God!
The truth is that Jesus didn’t have to defend Himself, and the governor (who was probably always trying to prove himself and how powerful he was) was blown away by that peace and poise.
Have you taken time to be amazed by Jesus today? Tell someone what amazes you about Him.
Day 3 – Luke 23:34a
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”Luke 23:34a
Jesus was suffering and being tortured and who was He thinking about?
He cared so much about the people that were crucifying Him. He was letting us all know that we are forgiven before we even ask, and all we need to do is believe in Him. He already gives forgiveness, just ask Him. He paid the price. He cares about you and wants to meet you in your need today.
What do you need forgiveness for? What do you want to ask Jesus for today?
Day 4 – Mark 15:39
And when the centurion, who stood facing Him, saw that in this way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”Mark 15:39
Can you imagine being at the death of someone you were supposed to kill, and realizing too late that He was who He said He was? Don’t worry! Jesus is the Savior, and it’s not too late for you and me! We know that if we believe, we are forgiven, but who is it that we believe in? He is the Son of God. The one who came to seek and save the lost.
If you haven’t asked Him to be your Savior, you can do it right now. If you have, take time to thank Him. Take time today to praise Him for all of the ways He has rescued you.
Day 5 – John 19:30
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.John 19:30
When Jesus said, “It is finished,” our story had just begun. We are redeemed by a terrible death that turned into an amazing revival.
Whenever we go through anything that hurts, makes us feel lonely, or stretches us to our limits, we can lean on the one who went through the worst. Just. For. Us. It is finished! Let’s celebrate the death—that led to the resurrection—that saved us all!
Praise Him today and celebrate all that He has done. The tomb is empty. He is Risen!