Every year, our student ministry has a special service that focuses on the Easter story. Last year we explored the meaning of the Jewish Seder by eating a mock Passover meal together (I can still taste the Charoset).
Often times, Christian focus (and rightly so) on the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. While there is a time to be somber and remember the seriousness of the cross, we as Christians need to focus just as much of our time if not more on the resurrection. This year, instead of "Journey to the Cross," our student ministry will have "Journey to the Resurrection" instead. I eagerly await spending time with our teens focusing on the joy of the resurrection. It promises to be quite the worship party (yes, those two words can go together).
So... what are you doing for Easter? Is your church or family doing anything special?