Resurrection Eggs - #11 Pink Egg
Excerpts taken from Resurrection Eggs - The Easter Story for Children by Family Life's Randal Lee Walti
The Stone -
Read Matthew 28:1-2
According to custom, a large stone was usually placed over a tomb to prevent grave robbers from stealing the body or things that belonged to the dead that were put in the tomb.
In the case of Jesus, the Pharisees were especially worried that the disciples or His other followers would take the body so they could say Jesus had risen from the dead. In order to prevent this, Pilate had Roman soldiers guard the tomb.
Pilate even had the soldiers close the tomb and set the official Roman seal on the stone so that no one could get in o out without breaking the seal. This, they thought, would keep the disciples from stealing Jesus' body because the penalty for breaking the seal was death. Not only that, but the penalty for the Roman soldiers if they let anyone break the seal was death for them, as well.
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb of Jesus to anoint His body with spices prepared beforehand. When they came and found the stone moved away from the tomb, they were shocked. The soldiers were gone and all that they found in the tomb were Jesus' grave clothes. They did not remember Jesus had said He would rise from the dead. They were fearful and didn't know what to do.
If only they had remembered Jesus' words that He would rise from the dead. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary would have had faith instead of being afraid or confused. Sometimes things happen in our lives that cause us to be afraid and confused. And because we son't remember or don't know God's Word, the Bible, we don't have faith. But God wants us to remember His words in the Bible. His words give us faith, hope, joy, courage, and direction, even when life is scary or confusing.
The STONE reminds us of the tomb with the stone rolled away.
Pink Egg Downloads
Empty Tomb Treat Recipe (click on title)