Sunday, April 12, 2009
On Saturday before Easter, we visited "A Day in Jerusalem" at church. We learned about Jesus' life. At the end of the tour of Jerusalem, we saw the empty tomb. The boys studied the tomb. In John 20:6-7 it says, "Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen." It was a custom that when a man wasn't finished with his dinner, he would fold his napkin and that represented that he was coming back. WOW!! The Bible says, Jesus' head cloth was folded up and by itself...HE'S COMING BACK!!
at 6:34 PM
One of our Easter traditions is to make Resurrection Rolls with the kids. We start out with Jesus' body (a marshmallow). Just as the Bible says, we annoint Jesus' body with oil and spices (melted butter and cinnamon sugar) and then wrap His body in cloth (crescent roll). We then put Jesus' body in the tomb (oven). Then, when the rolls are done, Jesus' body (marshmallow) isn't there anymore. He is not there! He is risen!!
at 6:15 PM