We have continued opening eggs every night and had so much fun tracing God’s promises of a Savior. Egg #5 had a sticker of a castle in it.
We read 1 Chronicles 17 and looked at God’s Covenant with David. God says to David in 1 Chronicles 17:11-12 When your days are fulfilled to walk with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. We have a promise of a King (Christ) who will come from David’s line and His kingdom will be a forever kingdom.
Egg #6 contained a palm leaf. This egg ushered in our looking at Holy Week. We read Mathew 21:1-11, the triumphal entry of Christ. We had just studied this at church on Palm Sunady. It was so helpful to be able to tie our pastor’s sermon to that night’s devotion. Olivia’s memory verse for school last week was Zechariah 9:9. So I asked her to share it: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey. We then opened our egg and read our verses in Mathew. It was so powerful to see them catching that promises and prophesies are being fulfilled by Christ!
Egg #7 had a communion cup inside. We read Mathew 26:17-29 and we heard Jesus institue the Lord’s Supper on that night.
Egg#8 had money inside. We read about Christ’s betrayal in Mathew 26:14-16 and Mathew 26:47-56.
Egg #9 had a whip inside. We read Mathew 27:11-31 and heard about the suffering of Christ. Emma wanted to know why that would be Good- as in why we call it Good Friday? What a wonderful way to talk to her about Christ’s work on our behalf- horrible for him and amazing for us.
Egg #10 had a cross made of nails. We read Mathew 27:32-54. Eric helped them understand what it means to be forsaken and why Christ calls out,”My God, My God why have you forsaken me?”
Tonight we will open Egg #11 which has a rock in it and we will read about Christ’s burial in the tomb.
Tomorrow, on Resurrection Sunday, we will open egg #12 and it has a scroll inside that reads He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
I have been so thankful for this project that has been a wonderful tool to show our children so many truths about Christ and have focused all of our hearts on the reason for Easter. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with the ones that you love!!