This week I added an new email tagline: “Rising again because He’s risen in me.“
It came to me after my posts last week about getting up again. Jesus really is the only reason I can!
It is also the perfect reminder for as I prepare for Easter. I can rise again because He rose for me and He’s risen in me!
Did you know that His resurrection power is available to us who believe.? That same power that raised Jesus from the dead can raise us up from our discouragement, our despair, our doubts, our discontent, our dejection, our disappointments.
His resurrection power fills us. Transforms us. Completes us.
And it’s available to us!
That is one of the most powerful truths and promises of Easter! Jesus rose from the dead because God gave Him resurrection power. Then when Jesus met with His disciples in the upper room, He breathed His resurrection spirit into the lives of those believers. And He wants to do the same for us. We are sealed with the promise of His Holy Spirit!
This week, our family is preparing our hearts for Easter and looking for ways to talk about the power and promise that is available to us on a daily basis because of what Jesus did for us. I want my kids to know that Jesus didn’t die on the cross just to get us out of Hell and into Heaven, but He died and rose again to get Himself into us!!!
We are going to start reading parts of “Six Hours One Friday” by Max Lucado starting today through next Monday. And we’ll be doing our Easter tradition of remembering His resurrection by baking resurrection rolls Easter morning.
Here is what that entails…
• 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
• 8 large marshmallows
• ¼ cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Give each person one triangle-shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
2. Each person/child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
3. Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
4. Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside).
5. Make sure all seams are pinched together well–sealed tightly like Jesus’ tomb was (otherwise the marshmallow will “ooze” out of the seams).
6. Bake about 12-15 minutes.
8. Break open the “tomb” and it will be empty!
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And before I go, what are your Easter plans? Do you have any favorite traditions to share with us?