Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday

What a great day today was! This morning the girls and I made Resurrection rolls.  It was very fun, and super messy. (I learned a couple of 'what not to do' tips for next time!)  Then the girls made some beautiful Easter cards for us to take to a nursing home.

Lucy is loving our new workbox deal so much, she actually cheered this morning looking over some of the things she got to do.  (Sigh)  I love that!

Then we went to the nursing home.  This is something I have wanted to do regularly with the girls for some time now and I finally got around to doing it. We went to see a sweet friend named Mrs. Jewell.  She directed my wedding and I cleaned her house for a about a year.  Mike also used to help her in her yard often.  It was such a sweet time to spend with her.  She is such a hoot and still has a quick wit about her.  

After that we went to the park and hung out a bit waiting for Mike to finish up some work. Then we found a letterbox made in honor of the very first Publix ever and came home for some dinner. The girls and I watched a Doughnut man video and now it's off to bed.

What I really wanted to share with you was about the Resurrection rolls we made today.  They tell the story of Jesus and an empty grave.  The girls and I made cute little bags to hand out to everyone at the nursing home today with a poem on them that Mike wrote for us last night.  It was really neat to be able to share a quick moment of Jesus with these sweet people.  Most were very appreciative.  

It was definitely out of my comfort zone to deliberately speak about Jesus to the people.  I didn't know them (and many couldn't hear me!) and sadly it's just not something that comes overly easy to me yet.  But, one of the things that Jesse our pastor is encouraging us to do is to have weekly appointments where we purposely share the gospel.  So this is where I am starting.  

Old people love kids, so I know that my rejection level will be low.  But I want it to be easier and easier for me to share the gospel with anyone at anytime.  So, for now, this is a safe 'practice' place.  Plus, I really have a heart for these people.  It makes me so sad at how many of them are just forgotten and how lonely they are.  It really blessed me today to see so many of them smile and respond to me and my girls. They were truly thankful for some company.  

It is my goal to go about once a month and creatively find ways for me (and my girls) to share the gospel and love on people. I know that somethings are taught and somethings are caught.  I hope my girls catch this because there is no higher calling than sharing the gospel.


 
The story of the roll is this:  The marshmallow represents Jesus, dipped in butter to represent the oil anointed on Him by Mary, then dipped in cinnamon and sugar representing the spices before his burial and wrapped in the bread - the grave.  After they are cooked, the marshmallow disappears (theoretically) and leaves an empty grave.


We learned that if you don't seal the tomb well, Jesus makes a mess!!



Mike's poem: We hope today this roll will bring the joy of Jesus Christ our king, peak inside at the empty grave and remember our Lord's Resurrection Day.  (Mike's so good!)


Lucy and Mrs. Jewell.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Shakespeare, Poe, Hemingway, Your Husband.....

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