Power in a Plastic Egg
Break open your words, let light shine out…
Psalm 119:130 MSG
Just as many will hide Easter eggs for children this year, the Bible speaks of hiding God’s Word in our hearts (Ps. 119:11). So this year I’m sending my children and spiritual children on a treasure hunt—treasure that will change their lives, and as it is properly applied, will change the lives of countless others. Want to join me?
You’ll need a Bible, plastic eggs, small candies, colorful paper, and a pen. You can use your favorite Scriptures or download the document on my website. Instead of traditional Easter references, I’m using personal application verses that will help them focus on how they can live for Christ and influence others.
For younger children, print or write out a complete verse. For older children, write the reference and have them look it up. Modify the idea to fit your family’s circumstances. For example, in our family, this is the way it will work:
- Little Caleb will pull an egg from the basket each morning.
- Jeremiah will look up the verse cited inside the egg.
- John Daniel will write it on colorful paper.
- Emma Kathryn is to speak it as a prayer.
- They’re to post the Scripture somewhere in their home or give it to someone.
- They’re to meditate on the verse throughout the day.
- After dinner, they can have a small piece of candy while using it as an inspiration to pray that people throughout the world will taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps. 34:8).
- If doing this with grandchildren or spiritual children, those you mentor or enjoy a close relationship with, have them send a daily photograph or video to you by text or email.
- Upon receiving the photo or video each day, I will give them a letter from the alphabet as a clue. Collecting the letters, they will be able to decipher the name of a special place I will take them at our first opportunity. Don’t tell them, but we’re going on a picnic and for frozen yogurt!
Where’s the treasure? The treasure is in the creative opportunity to use plastic eggs to sow the treasure of God-seed into their hearts, and to spend time making a special memory at which we can discuss the Bible verses they learned and how they can apply them to their lives.
If you want to take this a step further, place Scripture and a piece of candy inside plastic eggs and let your children share them with anyone God places on your heart. Be creative.
But here’s the key—we must pray that all will enjoy a relentless passion for the truth found in God’s Word. As we joyfully set the example, God honors such a prayer. Easter blessings to all!
Link for downloadable document on website:
Seeds for the Sower ~ Easter: The power in a plastic egg!
By: Connie’s passion is to mobilize women and children to pray. Please visit her website, “My Home, a House of Prayer for All Nations” www.myhomeahouseofprayerforallnations.com or connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/conniepn.
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