Tuesday, April 2, 2013

{Resurrection Rolls}: Did the Resurrection Really Happen?

Yesterday morning, the boys and I read the Easter story together and then proceeded to make Resurrection Rolls for the first time.

I wanted them to know that the tomb was empty.

Go here for Resurrection Rolls recipe.

After the rolls had finished baking and the marshmallow on the inside had disappeared representing the empty tomb, Little E was so impressed he ran to tell Little A, who simply replied "the marshmallow just melted from the heat in the oven." Ha! It's hard living with a such a smarty pants in the house!

Thankfully while reading the Easter story, Little A said he "was glad we had it to read or else people might think that Easter was just about candy and eggs, but really it is because Jesus had to die for our sins." I guess it works both ways! :)

Seriously though, I am so thankful that my boys, even at the young ages of 6 and 4, are beginning to form their own thoughts and opinions about Jesus, his birth, death and resurrection.

Which leads me to the question, "what about you?"

Do you believe in the resurrection?

You see, the question is not "did Jesus die on the cross?" It is pretty much historical fact that Jesus Christ was crucified under Pontious Pilate.

The question is not "was the tomb empty?" The Roman soldiers themselves (the ones guarding his tomb) admitted that the tomb was empty. 

The question IS "what happened to Jesus' body?"

The Roman soldiers tried to point the blame to Jesus' disciples, saying they stole the body.

If that was true, why would the disciples go on to proclaim his resurrection, being ridiculed and tortured, eventually dying horrible deaths, all  for a cause they knew to be a lie?

You can read here why I absolutely believe the resurrection really did happen.

But it doesn't matter what I think. You must decide for yourself.

If you are one who struggles to believe that God actually exists, or that the resurrection really did happen, I highly suggest reading the works of Lee Strobel, a former atheist journalist from Yale who set out to prove that God did not exist and that the resurrection could not have happened, and in the process ended up becoming a believer himself. Some of his books include, "The Case for Faith" and "The Case for Christ." I have read both of these and they are fabulous.

Will you allow him to give you new life here on this earth and eternal life in Heaven when you die?

Go here for more information on how to do this.

I hope y'all had a wonderful Easter with loved ones, celebrating a Risen Savior! He Lives!!

I will post more pictures from our Easter celebration soon! :)

About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

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Emma Squared Designs said...

I believe in the resurrection and I thank you for sharing your story on this blog but more importantly with your boys. Sounds like they will grow up to be amazing men of God.
I will hav eto try that recipe, looks good!
Ali S.

Worthy of the Prize said...

Thanks so much, Ali! Glad you stopped by!! And yes, the rolls were yummy! :)

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick


Worthy of the Prize said...

Will do, Kathy! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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