Resurrection Eggs - #9 Purple Egg
Excerpts taken from Resurrection Eggs - The Easter Story for Children by Family Life's Randal Lee Walti
The Spear -
Read John 19:31-37
It was common practice for the Roman soldiers to break the legs of criminals who were dying on a Cross to help them die faster. The soldiers broke the legs of the first criminal who was crucified with Jesus on one side. They they broke the legs of the next criminal on the other cross next to Jesus. But when they got to Jesus, they saw that He was already dead. So they decided not to break his legs. God foretold hundreds of years before in Psalm 34:20 that, when Jesus died, "He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken." God the Father allowed Jesus' life to be taken before the soldiers even got to Him.
But the soldiers did need to make absolutely sure He was desd, so they pierced Him in the side with a spear. And when they did, out came both water and blood. This was all the proof they needed that Jesus had died.
This item reminds us of the spear that the Roman soldiers used to pierce Jesus' side when He was on the Cross.
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