"Faces of Easter" is a Godly Play story from volume four. Lent is the season in which we prepare for Easter. This lesson helps children prepare for the Mystery of Easter. The mystery of Easter is so big it takes six weeks to get ready. We move toward the Mystery by selecting and retelling six stories of Christ’s journey toward the cross and resurrection.
There are seven plaques to help us tell the following stories about Jesus: His birth, visiting Jerusalem on Passover with His family, His baptism, His travels in the wilderness, meeting Bartimaeus, His parable of the coin, the last supper, His crucifixion and His resurrection. When we remember that Jesus died on the cross for us, we also remember that he is still with us. That is the Mystery of Easter. It includes all the sadness and happiness that could ever be. That is why the mystery is so huge, yet it ends with a new beginning!