Here we are coming upon Easter for this year. It is one of my favorite times of the year. The flowers are blooming, kids are outdoor playing, and we get to get our Resurrection Eggs and study them together as a family. I started this tradition 6 years ago with my boys, and I have done them every year since! This year I want to share them with you!
Each day we get to open up a new egg and see what is inside. If you have Resurrection Eggs already, follow along with us. (If you do not have Resurrection Eggs, you can buy them at your local Christian Store or at Christianbook.com) Let’s see what is in egg 1.
Day 12: Little Donkey
Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in from of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, “The Lord needs them,” and he will send them at once.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Matthew 21:2-3, 6-8
Day 11: Silver Coins
Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. Matthew 26:14-16
Day 10: Cup
And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:27-28
Day 9: Praying Hands
And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” Mark 14:32-34
Day 8: Whip
Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. John 19:1
Day 7: Rooster
But (Peter) began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” And Immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him. “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:71-72
Day 6: Crown of Thorns
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying “Hail, King of the Jews!” Matthew 27:27-29
Day 5: Nails in the Cross
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. John 19:16-18
Day 4: Spear
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. John 19:32-34
Day 3: Linen Cloth
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be give to him And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. Matthew 27:57-60
Day 2: Stone
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow, And for fear of him the guards trembled and because like dead man. Matthew 28:2-4
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:5-6
When you buy Resurrection Eggs you buy in the store, you will get a brief story and an egg of different colors for each of the days. I hope you can join me in this year unlocking the story behind Easter. It is so important to study the real reason behind this amazing holiday of forgiveness. Jesus died to save us from our sins. AND in the world today, it is so important to keep Jesus in our forefront.
Hi my name is Laurie. I am so glad you are here! I am a Christian homeschooling mom of 3, caregiver to my Veteran husband, mom to a son with Autism, community volunteer, travel loving, and blogger. As you might notice, I do not live the “expected life”. Come join my family and other families as we experience Living The Unexpected Life.