As everyone knows Easter is fast approaching.
My kids are actually counting down the days.
When we moved here, we moved away from all family. (not to get away from them! We miss them.) Which means that for any holiday it's just us. So I figure we should make the best of it and try to instill a few traditions. I remember Easter with a lot of food. Not the peeps, candy and egg variety but, a nice big ham dinner with all the extras. Things like scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs, jello salad, homemade rolls...mmm, I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it!
That's not the focus of the day.
We'll be starting off by having resurrection rolls for breakfast.
We'll take the cresent rolls and lay them out explaining how they represent the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
We'll take a pure white lovely marshmallow and talk about how it represents Jesus' body, white as snow and sinless.
We'll melt butter and talk about how they anointed his body with oil as we roll the marshmallow in it.
We'll mix up some cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over while talking about the spices they used on Jesus' body.
We will then wrap up his body and place it in the tomb (the oven) to be buried.
We will pretend as we set the timer that it represents 3 days.
Taking the rolls out of the oven we will discover that....they are empty! (the marshmallow has melted)
And we'll talk about the best part,
Jesus is ALIVE! ...and THAT is why we celebrate Easter!!!