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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!
When I was a child my mother read Psalm 23 to me each
night as she tucked me into bed. Thinking back, I suppose that is one of the
greatest gifts she ever gave me. Over the years, this Psalm has been a great
comfort as I’ve walked the shadowed paths of life. I am reminded that the Lord
is near, he cares for me, and continues restoring my soul from the many trials
and traumas I’ve experienced.
In Bible times, kings were often called shepherds. When King David wrote this Psalm, God used his experience as a young sheepherder to tell the Israelites of a greater Authority over them, declaring, “Yahweh is my Shepherd. . .” By this, he acknowledged the God of Israel, the “I AM Who I AM,” as his Shepherd-King.
Jesus used similar language to identify himself when he announced, “I AM the Good Shepherd.” He fulfilled the promise from Ezekiel 34. In that passage . . .
What you need: toothpicks, floral foam ring.
At our evening meal in the weeks leading up to Easter, we created a crown of thorns—with each toothpick signifying something we had done that day for which we were sorry and for which Christ had paid the penalty. The exercise brought home to us, night after night, how through our wrongdoing we were guilty and how we needed a Savior. And how Jesus freed us through His death on the cross.
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