The ResurrectionMark 16
1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body.
2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb
3 and they asked each other, Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 Don't be alarmed, he said. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
As a Christian Easter is one of the most significant, if not the most significant part of the year. Without Christs death on the cross there would be no forgiveness for sin. Without his resurrection there would be no hope of heaven, as death would not have been conquered. But we can be thankful that these are both true, and that for those who trust in his death and resurrection we too can have victory over sin and death.
As our little Monkey is starting to understand things a little now he's nearly two I wanted to start some fun and relevant easter traditions. I recently read on a blog about the tradition of Resurrection buns. I was totally intrigued, and so had to read about it! The recipe is very easy to do, and has lots of things you can talk about from the recipe.
This is the basic recipe:
1 can of croissant pastry (chilled section in supermarket)
100g butter - melted
3 tbp cinnamon
white marshmallows (normal size)
You take a marshmallow, coat it in the melted butter, then cover in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. You then place this in the centre of the croissant triangle, and carefully fold up the edges to completely cover the marshmallows without any gaps. The creased part will be the bottom of the bun.You then dip the top into the butter and then again into the sugar and cinnamon mix. This then goes into a muffin tin, remember to put the folded side down.
10-12 minutes in a 200 celcius oven and they should be done.
The meaning is this:
The marshmallow is Jesus - white and pure
The butter, cinnamon and sugar are to anoint his body
When you cut into the finished bun it is empty, the marshmallow has 'disappeared', and this is the empty tomb after Jesus was resurrected.