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Here is the most wonderful little recipe for an object lesson which
cannot be beat! May the hope given to us by the death and suffering
of our Lord Jesus Christ be made real to each of us as we see our
hope become faith through this reminder of the anniversary of His
Resurrection this Easter.
May we always remember that the tomb is empty because HE LIVES!


To be made the evening before Easter

You need:

1 c. whole pecans
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the
wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus
was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into
mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He
was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that
Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it
and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents
the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of
our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 c. sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died
because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read
Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff
peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the
purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by
Jesus. Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop mixture by teaspoons onto wax paper
covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the
rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the
oven off. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in
the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the
tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter Morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are
hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find
the tomb open and empty. Read Matt. 28:1-9.
submitted by Carrie Evans

(given to me by my friend, Karen Andrews, Thanks Karen)