Anyhow, a blogging friend wrote a few days ago and asked about our resurrection eggs. I realized I didn't finish posting about them. OOps! So, I promised her I would do a post about them before we put them away. Many of you had not heard of them and thought they were neat. I have to say, they were a HUGE hit in our household. Darbee Rae still gets up and asks about opening a new egg. She really remembers the stories that went with each object. It's so neat! I have seen blog mommies in the past that have made their own. I'm sure it's possible. I am so glad I found these. So, here ya go...the egg stories...
Egg 1: Ride on a donkey
"A lowly donkey was given to Jesus to ride into Jerusalem just before
His death and resurrection."
Verses: Matthew 21:1-9
Day 2: Silver Coins
"Judas accepted 30 silver coins for betraying Jesus into the
hands of the Jewish leaders."
Verses: Matthew 26:14-16, 46-50, 27:1-5
Day 3: Passover Cup
"At Jesus's last supper with his disciples before He died
on the cross, He used the cup of wine to explain his death.
Christians still drink from a cup to remember Christ's
blood poured out for us and our sins."
Verses: Mathew 26:17-19, 26-28, Exodus 12:23
Day 4: Praying Hands
"Praying hands remind us that Jesus went to the
Garden of Gethsemane to pray with His disciples."
Verses: Mark 14:32-42
Day 5: Leather Whip
"After His trial by Pilate, the Roman soldiers used leather
ropes with rocks and metal woven in to whip Jesus
leaving 39 deep gashes in His skin."
Verses: John 19:1-15
Day 6: Crown of Thorns
"The soldiers who crucified Jesus placed a crown of
thorns on His head, so they could mock Him by saying,"Hail
King of the Jews!"
Verses: Matthew 27:29-31
Day 7: Nails in the Cross
"Three large nails were driven into Jesus's hands and feet
to nail him to the cross."
Verses: John 19:16-22
Day 8: Dice for Gambling
"The Roman soldiers used dice to gamble for Jesus's robe."
Verses: John 19:23-25
Day 9: Soldier's Spear
"Roman soldiers used a spear to pierce Jesus' side when He was on the cross."
Verses: John 19:31-37
Day 10: Linen Wrapping
"Joseph of Arimathea wrapped the body of Jesus in a linen
cloth after he died on the cross."
Verses: Matthew 27:57-61
Day 11: Stone on the Tomb
"The huge stone that had covered the tomb was found
Verses: Matthew 28:1-3
Day 12: Empty Tomb
"Jesus's tomb was empty because He rose from the dead!"
Verses: Matthew 28:5-8
The egg was empty!
There was a little booklet that came with the eggs that had short little stories each day that went with each egg. It was so much fun...even for me!
I can't wait to do them again next year!