Always a Reminder

Easter & pumpkins    Always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:10 (NKJV)

Last spring when we were putting away the Easter decorations, I missed one little egg and basket. I did not want to dig my Easter Rubbermaid container from the bottom of my closet, under the baby swing and infant car seat which our toddler no longer needs.  So the Easter egg sat on our window sill through the planting of our garden, Fourth of July sparklers, and school books opening again on the kitchen table.

The pumpkins are now turning orange and I actually dug into that closet to retrieve the fall cornucopia.  But still I did not put away our little egg.  Why not? Because all summer it gave me a reminder of Easter, the happiest holiday of all, when we rejoice in God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  My green oval friend repeats for me the promise of new life we have in Christ and the eternal life we will have in heaven someday.

Even God set reminders before His people.  He commanded His chosen people to celebrate the Passover each year, to remind them of His miraculous deliverance from Egypt.  When Jesus had His last supper, He was celebrating this very Passover.  Yet He gave a new way for His followers to remember, sharing with them the bread and cup.   

 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.”
Luke 22:19-20 (NKJV)  

As moms it is important for us to always keep reminders of Jesus in our homes.  We can use such objects to tell the story of Jesus to our children and grandchildren.  A cross on the television reminds us to watch only shows Jesus would approve.  Bibles in the kitchen and by our beds keep God always in our midst.  Wooden puzzles with Bible stories give even the toddler a reminder of Jesus.  A Bible verse by door lets guests know we love the Lord…

Today’s TEA CUPP:  God calls us to remember and teach our children about Him.  What reminders do you have in your home to point your family and guests to Jesus?  If you need an idea…just leave out your Christmas Nativity scene this winter or an Easter egg next spring!

You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 6:9 (NKJV)

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