Small eggs provide big lessons about the love of Christ
By Ann S., RN, Wesley Nurse, Mason
If it's been a while since you experienced life through the eyes of a child, then you are missing some of the best and most revitalizing medicine in the world. Seeing life as a child can renew you and remind you His teachings surround us all.
Teresa W., RN, Wesley Nurse in Mertzon, is my friend and teammate. She has a love for children and a love for God that is inspiring. When she told me about teaching children about His journey, using a dozen Easter eggs, my own love for the Easter story renewed. I just knew I wanted to share her story of those colorful Easter eggs. Not just any Easter eggs, but a set of 12 special eggs known as Resurrection Eggs.
Teresa explained that each egg holds a different symbol of Jesus' journey to the cross for you and me. As Teresa told the Easter story, she cracked open each egg. Beginning with a donkey in the first egg, Teresa walked with the children from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, to Judas' betrayal, Peter's denial, the Crucifixion on the cross to the resurrection and empty tomb, which was represented by an empty egg. As she held up each object, she read the correlating scripture that told the story.
Sometimes I can get caught up in the busyness of life and take lose sight of the remarkable events Jesus planned for me through His death and resurrection. Jesus understood the concept of seeing life through the eyes of children and speaks to it in Luke 18:16-17, "...Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." (NIV)
I admire children's ability to soak in knowledge so readily, and to see life's little miracles—even those as small as a colorful egg. Don't miss the big lessons hidden in seemingly small packages. My hope is for everyone to be reminded of the Easter story and what it teaches us about God's love.
Learn more about resurrection eggs at www.familylife.com.