Well, these may not look like profound photos, but sometimes it's the moment that's profound.
I'm posting these in reverse order of which I took them to help tell the story.
I know selective color can be lame, but you'll get why I just *had* to do it, right? =)
In our small third-grade classroom of about 10 kids, we were chatting about Easter traditions. One child asked how jelly beans have anything to do with Jesus. Miss Lesley & I took this opportunity to explain the Salvation Story in terms of colors. We then went on each attributing something Easter with Jesus's story. Easter eggs, colors. Easter eggs, filled & empty. Jelly beans. The Easter Bunny himself. And more.
(Warning: Proud Mama moment:)
My own Matthew said dying Easter eggs reminds him of Jesus as well. Fully expecting him to go into poetic conversation about colors, he says: When you die the empty Easter eggs, you have to push them under the liquid, but when you let them go, they rise up like Jesus did.
Rise up like Jesus did.
John 2:19 ESV
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Now I would have teared up at any student figuring this out, but surely it's a bit sweeter when it's your own.
Romans 8:11 ESV
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.