While we are halfway through Lent, with Holy Week quickly approaching, we are gearing up to commemorate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Easter is, in the eyes of some, the most important holiday we celebrate as Christians. We fast, repent, moderate, and show spiritual discipline in preparation for celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. This is an easy time for adults to understand, but it can be hard for children to fully grasp the weight of this holiday. Loop The Fruit is the perfect game to keep children involved and active with our Lord during Easter.
Why Do We Celebrate Easter?
While we try to make Easter fun for children with Easter baskets, egg hunts, bunnies, and candy, it is also a time to come together in love and faith. It’s when we show gratitude to our Savior for His ultimate sacrifice. We celebrate Easter to worship our God that gave up everything for us. We celebrate His resurrection and are eternally grateful for the sacrifices He made.
1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Mark 16:6 – “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Paul the Apostle
Loop The Fruit, which is based on the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit, came to be because of Paul the Apostle. Saul of Tarsus, prior to being named Paul, saw our resurrected Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road, where he immediately converted to Christianity and became an ardent messenger of the gospel. What can we learn from Paul and his conversion to Christianity after he saw our resurrected Lord?
We learn that it’s not too late for anyone to find their way to our Lord and faith. Paul was hand-picked by Jesus to spread the gospel and one of His most trusted messengers. Paul committed to our Lord and traveled spreading the word of Christianity. He gave strength and encouragement to newly converted Christians, a practice we must continue to carry with us. His teachings show us the path to our Lord.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Acts 9:15-16 – But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Loop The Fruit
The power we have to live a wholesome Christian life comes to us from God. Therefore, by continuing our education through God we are honoring Him. Loop The Fruit serves to teach young children—and believers of all ages—the word of our Lord in a fun, interactive way. It uses child-friendly scripture to help with memorization, as well as learning the nine attributes of a good, Christian life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Make sure to order your game in time for Easter commemoration to keep children involved in the festivities.
Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.