When you prepare Easter dinner do you include a food that has special meaning to you? For the last few years our family has been making Resurrection Rolls. These rolls have a story to tell - a miracle of Easter story.
The ingredients are simple, yet profound. The rolls are easy to make, even for your toddlers. While you are getting out the ingredients and preparing to make the rolls you will explain the significance of each item.
Marshmallows are the first ingredient. The whiteness of the marshmallow represents Jesus. Pure and holy. No sin or wrong was found in Him.
The second ingredient is melted butter. As you roll the marshmallow in the butter you can mention how sin tried to stick itself to Jesus. He was tempted many times. But sin did not win.
Next you will roll the buttered marshmallow in the mixture of cinnamon and sugar. (We also like to add nutmeg.) The rolling of the marshmallow in this mixture is much like when Jesus' friends put oil and spices on His body for His burial.
The last ingredient is the triangular crescent roll. The triangle represents the triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Place the spiced marshmallow into the crescent triangle and seal it up. Much like Jesus body was wrapped in cloths - one for his face, one for his body. Seal the crescent on all sides then place on a baking tray.
Repeat the story. Have your kids tell you the story as they dip, roll, and seal. Ask them questions. Answer their questions.
As you put the rolls in the oven you can mention how the oven is like the tomb Jesus was buried in. The oven door is like the stone that was put in front of the tomb. Just as we would not open the door to a hot oven so too no one could (easily) move the stone from His tomb.
The rolls will take about 12 minutes to bake. The same number as Jesus' disciples! I told you these were pretty meaningful rolls.
Once the rolls have baked an amazing thing has happened. Before biting into the rolls or cutting into them, tell your kids what happened when the stone was rolled away from the tomb. It was empty! Jesus was not there!! He rose from the dead. It's the miracle of Easter!
The rolls are empty just like Jesus' tomb! The marshmallow has melted and what is left is the sweet taste of salvation.
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