HE IS RISEN…No Matter How You Label It 42


He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee… Luke 24:6


Eastertime Girl

I’m an Eastertime Girl

And I am here to say

When Jesus died for us

It was a very sad day

They nailed Him to the Cross

By His hands and His feet

The devil was convinced

That he had Jesus beat


But…on Easter day

It was proudly said

He’s Risen. He’s Risen


I remember writing this little Easter speech so many years ago for my baby sister, Brittany. She was a sassy little girl. She did not just say it, she had hand motions and everything to go with each verse. I even tucked this little poem away and years later, my own Kadazia (who is now 21) recited it at an Easter program when she was about six years old too. I almost forgot…It was Eastertime Boy one year for my now 25 year son Darius. I wonder who will make me proud as they say it next. Hmmm…maybe my grandson, JaVar who is now 6. Let’s see what next year holds.

As I prepared to write today, I almost felt a need to rephrase and change the word “Easter” to “Resurrection” somehow. It just did not have the same ring to it. And then I remembered my writing from last week that spoke of how Jesus wants us to come to Him as little children.

Sometimes I think we can get so politically correct that we miss the real message and even real opportunities to share about the great Sacrifice and miracle of Christ’s resurrection.

Sometimes we have to do what we must to present messages in such a way that even our kiddos can get it…and even get excited about it.

In this simple little rhyme, Easter is not the highlight of the message, our risen Savior is. So if it takes giving a little boy or girl a catchy title for him or her to get it…then so be it.

Today…they show up excited about saying a poem in their Sunday’s best.

Tomorrow…they will witness and even preach the Gospel with boldness from a whole new perspective and level of understanding.

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

As parents, Sunday School teachers, Youth Ministry leaders, etc., we are only assigned to plant seeds and nurture. God is well able to mature all that we invest in our children. And we must be confident in this very thing.

When it comes to celebrating our Savior, be it His birth, death, or resurrection…we do what we must to help our little ones grasp the meaning of such occasions. And in doing so, we take the time to explain the real meaning of these momentous events.

Now being the proud Mom of three kids ranging in age from 25 to 16, it is clear that even though they experienced Easter egg hunts, gotten Easter baskets with more sugar they can ingest, and even participated in Easter plays and said cutesy little speeches;

  • they KNOW who Jesus is
  • they are well AWARE of the sacrifice He made
  • AND they are still, to this day, EXCITED that HE IS RISEN!

Lord, May I always remember Your great sacrifice and be able to teach about it, with simplicity, to others. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN. 

ADDED SIDE NOTE: If you are visiting via Grace & Truth Link Up, the picture attached is that of my darling Sister Tai East. We established a little while back that we are long lost “twins in the Spirit” that met just a few months ago via Twitter. Though I did that accidentally, God is clearly confirming that He has woven us together. I just could not delete it and re-link…So there! Expect a blog about this in the future! HA! BE SURE TO READ HER BLOG THAT IS LINKED TOO (Can’t miss it…Same pic…lol)!!!


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About Yolanda Perry

Yolanda is a devoted follower of Christ. As an author and speaker, she seeks out opportunities to spread the Gospel. Her personal mission is... To Communicate & Demonstrate Unshakable Faith! She is the proud mother of three and has one grandson, whom she adores. Her bonus family member is her spoiled rotten long haired chihuahau, Pennie.

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42 thoughts on “HE IS RISEN…No Matter How You Label It

  • Ola

    alking about Easter
    I made this quote on my blog earlier today (easter Monday 2015) –

    “The appreciation of easter is on the rise among the Christians all over the world. Easter was one of the agenda of the GOD in the life plan of JESUS Christ”

    Therefore i strongly agree with Yolanda, the writer of this post, that we should teach it to our children about our significant the Easter event is. This will help them quickly respond when their fate in the LORD Jesus Christ is been questioned! Easter made the whole difference!

    The resurrection of Jesus on the 3rd day is the hope of Christians.
    And the good part of this all is that.


    Amen to JESUS

  • ~Karrilee~

    Amen! I’m a Mama to an Only and she is all grown up – but I was delighted to spend Easter with her all day – from church, to lunch and an Easter egg hunt with the fam! It’s all good, when it all points us back to Him! (And I love Resurrection too… it gives a more specific picture of what it is that we are celebrating, right?)

  • Lisa Murray

    Yolanda! I feel like it is still Easter! Thanks for your encouragement each week. You prayer, “Lord, May I always remember Your great sacrifice and be able to teach about it, with simplicity, to other. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN,” should be our heartbeat!

    Lisa Murray

  • Abby McDonald

    Thank you for these sweet words of encouragement today, Yolanda. Yes, I do believe we get way too politically correct sometimes. God knows our heart and what we believe, and that is what matters. Not what we call it. I loved the story about your baby sister and I could just picture her reciting your poem. Keep pressing into Him, friend. His Word is shining in your heart.

    • Yolanda Perry Post author

      Amen Abby…And you had to be there to see that sassy little girl. I have to say, even my kiddos did not do it the justice she did. Oops…that was not the political mom thing to say. Good thing they love their auntie! 🙂

  • Kim Stewart

    Yolanda, “Sometimes we have to do what we must to present messages in such a way that even our kiddos can get it…and even get excited about it.” – boy can I relate to that – especially in my own faith! Hope you had a super blessed weekend!

  • Crystal Storms

    Yolanda, what great insight in your words. As I greeted people entering service on Easter Sunday, it amazes me how the word “Easter” can offend some. But He is risen and that is the message that must go forth!

    Thank you for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday. : )

    • Yolanda Perry Post author

      I am not surprised…I remember when I stopped doing Easter baskets for my kids once, not because I was convicted about it…but others were condemning me. Thank God for deliverance! 🙂

  • Christine Duncan

    Having the heart of a child, seeing the Risen Christ, celebrating with real faith… YES! So glad I stopped in for your amazing words, Yolanda! Love and blessings, you’re post inspires me to keep celebrating!

  • Amy Talbott

    Such Great reminders here for me as a mom to 5 little ones. It can be so easy to get caught up in trying to do everything right that we forget to trust our Jesus to cover our mistakes. God does so much with our feeble attempts at life. Thank you for your encouragement here and on Twitter. You brighten my day.
    Stopping by from the #RaRaLinkup.

  • Gayl

    Yolanda, I love this! Children are so special to my heart, and they always have been. They are precious and we are to obey Jesus when he said, “Let the little children come…” Blessing to you, sweet sister. xo

  • Stephanie Tisby

    Amen girl God is Risen this message today just makes me so grateful that He has had his hand on me, since I was six years old. Oh wat a good God We serve. I am so thankful, and grateful that He saved me. I am thankful as well that because He saved me I was able just like you to start training, and teaching my child about Christ at a young age. Oh how she loves Him. It blesses me to hear speak words of faith, pray, and she wants to give money, and sow seed offerings into the church as well as other ministries . I am believing that she will never look back or turn her face from God. Thank you Jesus for saving our lost souls. This is good girl. I just love the He is Risen sign with all of the encouraging words that jump right out at me. Thanks girl !!! Wonderful way to say He has Risen !

  • Joanna Sormunen

    What a wonderful poem! I think it’s quite perfect for children and sometimes we adults need a simple message with a catchy rhythm too. It makes difficult ideas easier to understand and that is what we all need. And you have established a family tradition, something that, like you said, will make your children and grand-children braver to testify their faith when the moment comes.

  • Kelly Balarie

    Love this sweet Yolanda! I praise this resurrection day with you. I want to be like a child. I want to wonder at his goodness. Oh, how I love your words, your heart and your passion that burns. Keep on with it dear friend. God is doing something! Cheering you from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.

  • Laura Thomas

    Thanks for this reminder of the simple, glorious truth of the resurrection! Our beautiful Hope. Let’s take Easter into every day 🙂 I’m your neighbour at Thought Provoking Thursday… Blessiings to you, Yolanda!

  • Letetia Mullenix


    I love coming by and visiting Speak 2 My Heart! I agree that it is SO important that we help our children to establish relationships with Christ, and point them to Christ when they are young. In fact, I think it is our most important job! God bless and thank you for posting at Motivate and Rejuvenate Monday!