It's just not in our DNA as a nation. We have been a democratic republic since our beginning. We revolted against the tyranny of a king to form our nation. The idea of a king being our ruler is not only foreign to our thinking, it goes against the purpose and nature of our nation and culture.
The title king is reserved and used in our culture by those who are the self-proclaimed best at selling furniture, cars, or burgers. It does not carry the idea of authority, sovereignty, royalty, or honor. Maybe this is why we enjoy Christmas so much more than Easter.
Christmas has become the big holiday among Christians. Reflective of the culture at large, we build up to it with advent wreaths, special "hanging of the greens" services, cantatas, etc. Unfortunately, Easter in many evangelical churches is ignored until Palm Sunday and sometimes until Easter Sunday arrives.
Easter is the "Superbowl" of the Christian calendar yet we treat it as footnote. So, here are a few ideas of ways to make Easter a bigger deal in your home. As I say at the end, there are many ways to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. The biggest problem among evangelical Christians is that we are not celebrating at all. We are missing the party! Here are some ideas...
Our children are little angels... fallen angels! All kidding aside it is interesting that we don't have to teach our children how to lie. They figure that out on their own. Disobedience comes pretty natural too.
One recent pattern in one of our sons has been to respond to our commands or assignments with, "But Dad..." It's not just an occasional response, but has grown to be the typical response. It's a form of disobedience.
This pattern has taught me a thing or two about my own disobedience in light of the coming celebration of Resurrection Day.