Family Eastering – Rope/Whip

Simply making more of DIY resurrection eggs.

Egg Three: Rope/Whip – Solidarity in Pain

whip

Verse: Mark 15 v 15

Pilate wanted to please the crowd. So he set Barabbas free. Then he ordered his soldiers to beat Jesus with a whip and nail him to a cross.

Activity:

Use a teddy or toy to zoom around and get hurt by banging into something. ‘Ouch’. Talk about how we can relate to teddy’s pain because we now how it feels when we bang into something or feel pain. Talk about pain we have felt. You could also watch a video or talk about when someone gets hurt physically.

Reflection:

Before Jesus was put on the cross he was whipped (hit with a rope that hurt very much). We often talk about how Jesus can take away our sickness and pain but we also remember that even though he was God and had everything he chose to come to earth to rescue us and to experience physical pain. This means Jesus understands what it is like when we are in pain. He understands how it feels when our bodies are hurt and when our hearts are sad. It is very awful that people whipped Jesus and hurt him so much but we know he can be beside us when we hurt because he knows how it feels.

Prayer:

Jesus, it is so sad that you were whipped and hurt. Thank you that you went through that because you love us so much. Thank you that you understand what pain feels like and you are especially close to us when we are sad and hurt. We love you.

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

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