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Friday, April 13, 2012

Photography Fridays ~ another Easter story

Sometimes I think I save Photography Fridays for my most profound photos, like they are sacred posts or something. I guess that's why I don't post every Friday?

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? =)
Last Sunday, I had the absolute privilege of teaching 3rd graders and a large group of K-5 on Easter (and it was a privilege being struck with a 24-hour stomach bug the day before, I was afraid I wouldn't make it in! The Lord heals, thank goodness.)

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.

Wow.

Repeat, please?

Rise up like Jesus did.

*sniff.

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.


4 comments:

Sherri said...

Hi Lindsey,
I just had to pop over and check out your blog after reading a bit about you in the Nook Finalist thread. It is so lovely to have met you! I think what you aim to do through your blog is just awesome. It's always so encouraging to discover other Christian scrappers out there. What your son said literally had my eyes tear up. Isn't it just wonderful when they 'get it'?! Such a sweet moment. I am part of a spiritual based challenge site called Scrapping Everyday Miracles. You can find us at blogspot, or link to it from my avatar at the Nook or my blog. I hope you'll check us out, it may be a great way for you to maintain that layout a week commitment. We also have a Facebook page it's called SEM Chit Chat. Hope to see you around. Bless you as you continue on your journey of pursuing excellence for Him.

Sherri

pinkalishious said...

hey girl i just wanted to stop by & say congratulations on making my scrapbook nook shortlist, fingers crossed now for the rest of the journey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Patricia said...

Oh, you are much braver than I could ever be...love the photos, gorgeous! CONGRATS on making the short list over at the Nook!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Lovely post Lindsey. Your Matthew seems like a wonderful little boy!