Thinking of what to write for 'R', and I glance at the bowl of Easter eggs on my table. They are Resurrection Eggs. Each egg represents something about the Easter story. I will give you a quick run-down:
mint green egg: holds a die. The soldiers gambled at the foot of the cross for Jesus' clothes.
lilac egg: contains a goblet. Before the Roman soldiers captured Jesus, Jesus and his disciples met together. Jesus passed bread and said, "Eat. This is my body that will be given for you." and he passed the cup and told his disciples to drink of the cup which was his blood that would be shed for them.
light yellow egg: inside is a crown of throns. The soldiers mocked Jesus by making and pushing a crown of throns upon his head, Jesus, The King of the Jews, they mocked.
yellow egg: a spike. The soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross, a nail-spike in each hand and one through his feet.
light pink egg: silver coins. For 30 pieces of silver, Judas betrayed Jesus by a kiss.
purple egg: a spear. The soldier pierced his side while he hung on the cross, blood and water ran out of Jesus' side.
blue egg: a donkey. Before the crucifixion, Jesus entered the city upon a donkey. Some of Jesus' followers laid palm branches down before him as he rode through the streets.
green egg: a strap. Jesus was beaten with a cat-of-nine-tails, a whip made of 9 knotted cords attached to a handle used for flogging; Jesus' also had metal spikes to tear the flesh.
orange egg: holds praying hands. Jesus prayed in the garden before the soldiers came to get him. We also must pray to the Father if we want to be saved. We must acknowledge the price Jesus paid for our salvation. Those who ask and believe, receive salvation.
cream-colored egg: contains a piece of gauze. They wrapped Jesus' body in gauze in preparation for burial.
dark pink egg: a rock. A large rock was placed in front of Jesus' tomb along with two Roman soldiers to stand guard. The Jewish leaders wanted to make sure that none of the followers of Jesus tried to steal his body and then proclaim that he had come back to life.
blue egg: contains nothing. The blue egg is empty as was the tomb of Jesus on the third day when Mary went to add spices to his body. Not only was the tomb empty, but Mary actually spoke to Jesus. The miracle of Easter...the empty tomb. If Jesus had not came out of that tomb, then mankind would have no hope of a life after death. Because of his ressurrection, Jesus has the power to raise us from a grave to an eternal life with him.
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And, if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14: verses 1-3. (This is one of my very favorite Bible verses.)
The resurrection eggs tell the greatest love story of all time. This Easter will you visit The Old Rugged Cross and Kneel Down and proclaim Victory in Jesus?