Just so you know, as I type this, I still have my Valentine’s Day decorations hanging on the doors throughout our house. Poor Easter. In regards to decorations around my house, I rarely show this holiday much love, even though it is one of THE single greatest moments of Christian history. It is the moment, Jesus conquered death and the disciples could truly say they worshiped a living God. How amazing must that moment have been when those who loved Jesus so dearly, realized He had risen?
Despite my lack of bunny décor, I do have ONE Easter tradition. I may only have one, but it is phenomenal and I love it! Every year, my family and I make Resurrection Rolls! Have you heard of them? They are so easy to make and it is such a great way to show little ones an “empty tomb” on Easter morning. To make these, you will need the following ingredients:
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Cinnamon and Sugar
Kids love to make these and eat them. Take two triangular crescent rolls and pinch them together to make a flat square. This represents the tomb. Have your children place a marshmallow in the center; this represents Christ in his burial shroud. Next, drizzle butter over the marshmallow and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. This represents the oils and spices that were used to prepare his body for burial. Next, pull the sides of the squares up to cover the marshmallow. It is the tomb and as these yummy rolls bake, the marshmallow dissolves and reveals an “empty the tomb” when one cuts into the roll. Chloe has loved this tradition and I can’t wait to show it to my step-children this year!
There is something so important in this simple tradition. It comes once you put the rolls in the oven to bake. The beauty comes in the waiting. This is where the longing for the sweetness happens, and it is so much like our lives with Jesus. We wait upon him, just as they waited so long ago, and just like Easter morning, Jesus always comes through for us. This has been a hard year. Ryan and I have waited…for a lot of things. It has taken patience and extreme faith. We have walked through darkness and in that darkness, in that time of waiting, we have experienced how difficult it can be to rest in knowing Jesus is coming. It’s a struggle. We often want to skip the waiting, but God’s glory cannot be shown if we aren’t patient enough to wait. Sometimes we are forced to wait; sometimes it is a choice. You may be in a season of waiting as well, waiting for healing, waiting for loved ones, waiting for a resolution, waiting for a miracle. Regardless, as we wait for the sweetness of God’s blessings, take joy in the waiting. Good things come in the waiting. Jesus is faithful and He is definitely worth the wait.
Below is a link to allrecipes.com for the complete recipe! Happy Easter