He is not here, He is risen!

Lauren and Jackson with their Resurrection Rolls before baking
Lauren and Jackson with their Resurrection Rolls before baking

Sin could not defeat Him. The grave could not hold Him. Today we celebrate the most important event in history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his robe was as white as snow. The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men.

But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here! For He has been resurrected, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead. In fact, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there.’ Listen, I have told you.”

So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell His disciples the news. Just then Jesus met them and said, “Good morning!” They came up, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him. Then Jesus told them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see Me there.”

– Matthew 28:1-10

This afternoon we made Resurrection Rolls, thinking about how Jesus’s body (a marshmallow) was anointed with oils (butter) and spices (cinnamon and sugar), and wrapped in linen cloths (crescent rolls). Then, Jesus was placed in the tomb (oven). Three days (11-15 minutes at 375 degrees) later, He defeated death and rose from the grave! After baking, our resurrection rolls were empty, just as the tomb was on Easter morning.

He is not here, He is risen!!!

Learn more about 2 Weeks 2 the Cross and explore ways to experience Easter in a meaningful way with your family.

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