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Christ in the Passover

 My mom had all the grandkids over last weekend for their annual seder meal and Bible lessons on everything leading up to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. She does this for them every year leading up to Easter and it is the most special time as they spend the entire weekend together having fun, making memories, and reflecting on our Savior. 

As Christians, we observe the seder meal as a celebration from the bondage of sin through the sacrifice of Christ - reflecting on Jesus' Last Supper while learning the history and culture of the Jewish Passover. While in the traditional Jewish Passover they are waiting in anticipation of the Messiah, in the Christian observance, we celebrate that He has already come. If you've never participated in a seder meal, I urge you to at least once. All of the elements are truly fascinating and thought provoking. 

If you know Glamma, you know she doesn't do things half-heartedly. She spent weeks studying for the weekend and was ready and equipped to answer any question that came her way. I had 3 of the 4 grandkids in Sunday School on Sunday, and as our lesson correlated with everything they spent the weekend learning leading up to Easter, all of them were spitting out answers and other little tidbits left and right! I was so proud that they didn't just hear everything they were taught, but actually absorbed it. What a gift to have grandparents who pour into my children!

They had a lesson on Passover and then she taught on everything leading up to the arrest of Jesus. Then they studied the death, burial and resurrection. After the seder meal, they made Resurrection Rolls which is always one of their favorite actives! If you've never done this with your children (or grandchildren!), I highly recommend it for a perfect (and delicious) visual for them on Jesus' resurrection. 

Each ingredient is symbolic. The marshmallow represents Jesus. The butter and cinnamon represent the oils and spices used to annoint Jesus’s body, and the crescent roll dough being wrapped around the marshmallow represents Jesus being wrapped in his burial clothes.

When you open it up (or bite into it), the marshmallow is gone (melted)! Just as Jesus was not in his tomb!

Here is the recipe for those of you who might want it. These are THE best Easter treat!

  • 1 (8-count) tube crescent rolls
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles.Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.Dip each marshmallow in butter and then coat in cinnamon sugar. Place in the middle of a piece of dough.Roll dough around marshmallow, sealing the seams really well. Position so seam is facing down. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar on top.sBake for 8 to 10 minutes.
    Traditions like this are the most meaningful and ones I know they will take with them forever. My children will never approach the Easter season the same after all the wisdom and teaching that has been poured into their little hearts year after year. I am forever grateful!
    I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


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