We have been talking the last week or so about the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Tonight right before bedtime, I took my girls to the kitchen to make Resurrection Cookies and we read the story again. As I read about the awful night that Jesus was beaten for our sins, tears filled my eyes knowing that he went through this for me. I am so thankful that He loved me enough to lay his life down for me.
As we reread about our wonderful Savior, we talked about how thirsty he must have been and they gave him vinegar, it just kept getting worse for him, yet he laid his life down. As I talked with my girls, I was overcome with the responsibility I have to teach them, not just the Word of God, but how to rightly divide the Word of God. My husband is such an amazing teacher and preacher. I have learned so much from him over these last 21 years. As I looked into the eyes of my children and saw the innocence and the trust that they had in me as I taught them the Word of God. I realized how truly important his Word is. Every jot, every tittle is so important. I believe that it is very important that we recognize that every promise made was fulfilled. In the book of Matthew it says, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." I just love that he was in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights. The number three in the Bible means that God is sovereign. He ordained this number to show that he is in control. It is the fingerprint of the Triune God. I am so thankful that he is a dependable God that what he says, he does. I know that I can count on Him, because everything he does, it is because he cares about me. Then I look at the number 6 because he was in the heart of the earth 3 days and 3 nights and the number 6 just comes to my mind and I believe it is significant because it is the number of Man, It is a human number. It implies man's existence. AMAZING!! I see that He told the world that he was God & He was Man, He died a Man, Yet He was in Control of it all. OH WHAT A SAVIOUR! That my friend is Amazing. Some may think it doesn't matter, but I feel that it is so important. He fulfilled every prophesy and every promise that was made. He did just exactly what He said he would do.
What a mighty God we serve!
HE IS RISEN!
EASTER COOKIES- I don't know who created this recipe, taken off line.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees--you MUST do it now. Also, gather a cooking mallet, kitchen mixer, masking tape and Bible.
Read John 19:1-3 ~ Jesus was beaten for our sins; beat the nuts with a cooking mallet; set aside.
Read John 19:28-30 - Jesus drank something like vinegar (gall), sniff the fragrance, dip finger in and taste, too; place the vinegar in a mixing bowl.
Read John 10:10-11 - Egg whites symbolize Jesus' holy, innocent life; add whites to the bowl with the vinegar.
Read Luke 23:27 - the bitter tears of the women; taste a few grains of salt, remember your own sins; add the salt to the bowl.
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 - Sweet salvation! Taste and see; add sugar to the bowl.
Crank up the mixer and let it go while you read from Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3; let the mixer go for about 12-15 MINUTES; this needs to be VERY stiff!
Read Matthew 27:57-60 - Fold the nuts into the egg-sugar mixture; this symbolizes the rocks in the garden.
Using a scoop or knife & spoon, drop by spoon into mounds (to resemble a rocky tomb); put into the oven and turn it OFF!
Read Matthew 27:65-66 - The tomb is sealed; use two pieces of tape (5-6 inches long) to "seal" the door edges (symbolically).
Read John 16:20 & 22 - Consider these passages, then go to bed!
NEXT MORNING: Read Matthew 28:1-9 - Jesus is risen! Behold--the empty tomb! Unseal the oven door, take out the cookies, break or bite one in half -- it should be hollow inside---empty---just like the Tomb!
He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
1 cup whole pecans, in a plastic baggie
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
1 pinch salt
1 cup sugar