Simply exploring more in each of the DIY resurrection eggs.
Egg two: Bread – Passover and Freedom
Verse: Matthew 26 v 26-28
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying,“Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Make bread together – this can be as simple as putting together a no-knead loaf the night before (this is a good one) or making a set of fresh buns together during the day if you have more time.
Celebrate communion together as a family before dinner. Depending on your traditions this may have very specific rituals around it but you can also just have a simple sharing of a drink and bread together and remember Jesus words, rather than call it communion if this is more fitting for your family.
The meal that Jesus shared with his disciples, his last meal with them, was a very special meal called passover. During the first passover meal Jewish people ate their meal ready to escape from slavery in Egypt. When Jesus ate this last meal with his most precious friends he was about to give all people a new kind of freedom from slavery. He was about to set all people free from sin.
Jesus thank you that you brought freedom to me and you invite us to bring freedom to others. Thank you for so generously giving yourself to us all.
May we all come with fresh eyes to the story we know so well, may we let the truths soak deep down and take root, and may these truths breathe life into our daily comings and goings.
These reflections are not exhaustive they are simply a way to add extra thoughtfulness to your Easter celebrations. I hope they bless you dear families. x