There are many voices out there beckoning you to follow them. there is only one voice we need to hear; the voice of Jesus. His is the only voice that gives us peace and hope, forgiveness and eternal life! If there is any voice you should train your child to hear, it should be Jesus'!
God is stranger to many people. They see suffering, they see their lives and the life of the world and it doesn't make sense. Many people leave the church because they don't understand this God. Understanding the cross opens our eyes to see God no longer as a stranger, but a savior, a Father, a friend! The cross is the center of the Christian faith! Its what draws sinners to God.
Jesus sends us people to give us Easter every Sunday (every day really). We can't hear it enough. We forget that death is conquered and sins are forgiven! We need Him to break into our dark locked rooms regularly and to remind us! Christians don't get stronger and stronger so they need Jesus words less and less. We need them all the time!
Christ is Risen! He has conquered sin and death! Stop being afraid! But slip back to being afraid and acting like dead people don't we? Thank God the Lord continues to remind us to stop being afraid through His people!
Good Friday is not a funeral service for Jesus. Its a funeral service for you! When He died, you died! All of yours sins too! You are free!