Dear Houston’s First family,
Who could have imagined not gathering in person as a church on Easter? Yet, among the many things we’re missing out on during this season, let's not lose sight of God's sovereignty and what we might gain through this experience if we trust in Him!
For those of you with small children who may be looking for creative ways to celebrate the Resurrection, we wanted to share with you a craft that we did with ours for many years called "The Easter Mountain" found in Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noël Piper. You can find the recipe and some photos below. (No small children at home? You're still welcome to do this!)
It was fun to get a little messy making it while also magnifying the meaning of this sacred season. If you do not have pipe cleaners for stick people, be resourceful and use something else like twist ties or paper cutouts taped on toothpicks.
Use the finished play dough mountain to depict the Easter story. On Good Friday, place the Jesus figure on the cross and lay Him into the grave under the mountain with a rock covering the entrance. On Sunday morning, remove the cross and have the stone rolled away with the Jesus figure standing victoriously on top of the mountain. Light candles symbolizing the Light of the world is alive and sing songs of praise!
May this be a blessing to you and yours and may we always remember because Jesus has risen, so will we!
Two other ideas to consider doing this week:
Whatever you choose to do, let’s set our hearts towards the Cross and Resurrection.
Blessings to you from our family to yours this Easter,
Pastor Gregg and Kelly
Recipe adapted from Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noël Piper
PLAY DOUGH INGREDIENTS
Mix ingredients and knead. Add small amounts of water as needed until the texture is right.