Our reading this week we will finish Deuteronomy and dive into Joshua: Monday: Deuteronomy 28-29. Tuesday: Deuteronomy 30-31. Wednesday: Deuteronomy 32-32, Psalm 91. Thursday: Joshua 1-4. Friday: Joshua 5-8. Saturday: Joshua 9-11. Sunday: Joshua 12-15.
Sunday we will celebrate Easter. This day can look different from others around you. Some celebrate the bunny and hiding of eggs. Some celebrate the Gospel. And there is others who do them both which is what we do.
The main reason for Easter week is celebration of what Jesus did for us, the ultimate gift. He died on the cross and rose again 3 days later. He blotted out our sin. There is no love like that!
Growing up in church our teacher would use eggs in a different way. They were filled with truths. If you have kids I highly recommend using the resurrection eggs to teach your kids the real meaning. You can find loads of examples on Pinterest!
Here is a summary of them:
Egg one: leaf or grass. This represents the palm leaves that the crowd laid on the ground as Jesus rode through on the donkey.
Egg two: Perfume. Representing Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus feet.
Egg three: cracker. This represents the bread that Jesus broke at the last supper along with the wine, the communion
Egg four: coins. Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Egg five: cross. Jesus had to carry his own cross.
Egg six: thorn. They placed a crown of thorns on Jesus head. He was also beaten with whips that had jagged things attached to them.
Egg seven: dice. Representing the soldiers who gambled for his clothes.
Egg eight: nails. Jesus was nailed to the cross by his hands and feet.
Egg nine: sponge. While hanging on the cross they dipped a sponge and then put it to his lips for a drink.
Egg ten: cinnamon sticks. They took spices to the grave.
Egg eleven: stone. The soldiers rolled a stone over the entrance to Jesus grave but when the women went the stone was rolled away.
Egg twelve: empty. Jesus was gone, he was resurrected!
Hallelujah! This is the gospel, this is what we are to share with others. What Jesus had to endure for us, I could never thank him enough! He loves us that much that he was humiliated, beaten, hung on a cross, died, BUT 3 days later he rose from the grave.
For the adults I recommend the movie Passions of Christ. It is a great way to see a glimpse of what happened. Make sure you have lots of tissues near by!
Thank you Jesus for taking away my sins. For being the ultimate sacrifice. 🧡