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My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Easter Story Cookies

To be made the evening before Easter.
You need:
1-cup whole pecans
1 tsp. Vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch salt
1-cup sugar
Zipper baggie
Wooden spoon
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't wait until you're
Half done with the recipe)!
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was
Arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.

Read John 19:1-3

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. Vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given
Vinegar to drink.

Read John 19:28-30

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus
Gave His life to give us life.

Read John 10:10-11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and
Brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty
Tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.

Read Luke 23:27

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.. Add 1cup sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because
He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.

Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks
Are formed. Explain that the color white Represents --in God's eyes -- the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper-covered cookie
Sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.

Read Matt. 27:57-60

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that
Jesus' tomb was sealed.

Read Matt. 27:65-66

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in
The oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb
Was sealed.

Read John 16:20 and 22

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice
The cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow!

On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb
Open and empty.

Read Matt. 28:1-9


  • At 9:16 AM, Blogger Godzheart said…

    Wow, such a wonderful way to share..

    God Bless

  • At 7:40 AM, Blogger 4given4ever said…

    Wasn't that great? A friend shared that with me. Pretty neat! Glad you stopped by. Please come again soon.

  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger cybeRanger said…

    Have a blessed Easter! :)

  • At 11:44 AM, Blogger PresentStorm said…

    very cool recipe .. Thanks for sharing this .... I think I may use it if you do not mind...

  • At 4:32 PM, Blogger forgivenforever said…

    Not at all. It is a very good idea. Wished I had thought of it. :) Have a good day and thanks for stopping in.


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