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" . . . be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain" 1 CO 15:58.
The egg pictures tell the Easter resurrection story. Children can color and cut their own set of twelve eggs. The egg patterns can hold real hard-boiled eggs or candy-filled plastic eggs by using the special pattern stand, or cut the egg shapes away from the stand and place the egg pictures inside 12 plastic eggs or in one large egg. There are multiple uses for this craft, as well as a game for kids to play! Click the following link to see more pictures, download a sample, and to learn more! Tell the Resurrection story by using our Egg Patterns.
Find and circle or highlight the Easter story words, below, in our word search puzzle. The words are listed frontwards, backwards, vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.
Words to Find: PALM BRANCHES, PASSOVER LAST SUPPER, ROOSTER, THIRTY PIECES SILVER, CROWN THORNS, NAILS, CROSS, DICE, SPEAR, BURIAL, SPICES, ROCK BOULDER, EMPTY TOMB, JESUS RISEN Click here to go to the Holy Week Easter Story Word Search Puzzle.
"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself" John
This past Christmas I purchased a small, metal snowman ornament for my one-year-old grandniece, Adelyne. The ornament was suspended from a spring, so when you held the loop above the spring, the ornament bounced into the air. Her parents later sent me a video of her opening the package. It was adorable seeing my nephew gently instruct his daughter to hold the loop so the ornament would freely bounce up and down. She on the other hand wanted to hold only the ornament. My nephew was patient, though; each time his daughter grabbed at the ornament he tenderly removed her hands so she would experience the funny, bouncing snowman. Finally, when she realized what her father was teaching her, she let go of the ornament and allowed it to spring-away, which gave way to a wide, sweet grin on her beautiful face!
This scenario reminds me of how we often tend to grab hold of situations, plans, or relationships we think will make us happy—our idols as it were—of which God would have us let go.
Jesus said, when I am lifted up I will draw all people . . . He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die (John 12:33). The Greek word for lifted is hupsoo, which means to exalt. To exalt is to elevate by praise, to glorify, or to raise high. Jesus was raised high on a cross to die a painful, bloody death. He was then raised to life so untold millions could be drawn into God's kingdom. God did this to raise up a holy people to glorify him by telling others the message of Easter: He is risen, salvation is found in no other name!
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