Yesterday’s egg contained a whip to illustrate Jesus being flogged by Pilate; we read Matthew 26:11-26:
Today’s egg was a crown of thorns for the soldiers who mocked Jesus; we read Matthew 11:27-31:
We didn’t do colouring pages or crafts for these days as we discussed them at our after-dinner devotions. Yesterday’s sermon was on Luke 22:24-60. (See also Matthew 26:31-35 and 69-74). This passage tells of the Last Supper and how Peter told Jesus he was ready to go with him to prison or death; Jesus tells Peter that before the rooster crows, Peter will deny him three times. Then they go to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. The soldiers come, led by Judas, and arrest Jesus. Peter is enraged and ready to fight and cuts off the ear of the high priest’s servant. Jesus heals the ear and tells Peter, “No more of this!” Then the soldiers lead Jesus away. Peter follows while the other disciples flee. Three times Peter is recognized as being a follower of Jesus and three times he denies it. Then the rooster crows and Peter remembers Jesus’ words.
It was amazing to see E’s attention completely held by the pastor’s reading of this passage. Because she knew the story, she was totally absorbed in the drama of the story. The pastor then preached on Jesus being completely alone, left by all of his disciples, even his most loyal and faithful like Peter. This is to show that Jesus took on the weight of the world’s sin utterly and completely himself. Jesus, the Christ, is the only means of salvation.