Resurrection Eggs - #12 Light Blue Egg
Excerpts taken from Resurrection Eggs - The Easter Story for Children by Family Life's Randal Lee Walti
At the tomb, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary saw an angel, who told them not to be afraid. No one had taken Jesus' body, but He had risen from the dead! The angel told the women to go and tell the disciples what they had seen, that Jesus had risen from the dead. There were so excited, they ran all the way home to tell the disciples the good new! He is risen from the dead! Alleluia!
After that Jesus appeared in person to Peter, then to the 12 disciples and after that, to more than 500 people. Jesus' appearance to eyewitnesses, those who saw Him with their own eyes, would give support and prove that Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-6)
By rising from the dead, Jesus proved once and for all that He was the Messiah, the Savior of the World, the Chosen One, and the Lamb of God. By dying on the cross and rising from the dead, Jesus did what no other had ever done before. As both God and man, He overcame sin, death, and hell. And now because of what Jesus has done, these things no longer have any power over those who believe in Jesus and allow His Spirit to lead and direct them. Rather than being slaves to sin and death, Christians (those who love and believe in Jesus) are free to obey God and do good (Romans 6:17-18). The Bible says in John 8:36, "If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed."
However, we will only obey God if we listen to the Holy Spirit, our helper. He enables believers in Jesus to do the right thing. It is important that we read the Bible (God's Word) because one of the ways the Holy Spirit helps us to obey God is by reminding us of what He says to us in His Word. God's Spirit will never go against His Word. In fact, when we read God's Word, we are listening to the Holy Spirit.
Of course, you won't always do the right think; the Bible says this (1 John 1:5-10). But that is why we need to continue to confess our sins knowing that God forgives us, based on what Jesus did on the Cross. This is also a reason we need to spend time with other believers in Christ so they can encourage us in our faith.