There is nothing-no circumstance, no trouble, no-testing that can ever touch me until, first of all it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a GREAT PURPOSE, which I may not understand at the moment. As I refuse to become panicky, as I lift my eyes up to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me, no circumstance will ever cause me to fret-for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is- that is the rest of VICTORY!!!!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
To be made the evening before Easter
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't
wait until you're half done with the recipe)!
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them
with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested,
He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar
into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross,
He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life
Explain that Jesus gave
His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand.
Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.
Explain that this represents the salty tears shed
by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27.
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.
Add 1cup sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that
Jesus died because He loves us.
He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed.
Explain that the color white represents the purity in
God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed
Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts.
Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper
covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the
rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matt. 27:57-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven,
close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66.
GO TO BED!
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies
in the oven overnight.
Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb
Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone
a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter,
Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb
open and empty.
Read Matt. 28:1-9