So for the next 12 days I am going to post the bible verse and item that goes along with the Resurrection Eggs. You can follow along each day or keep note of them at the end to create your own set of eggs next year.
Egg Number 1 Message: Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage: Matthew 21:1-11.
Item: Toy Donkey or small leaf
“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,<sup class="crossreference" value="(C)”> Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
This took place to fulfill<sup class="crossreference" value="(D)”> what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks<sup class="crossreference" value="(F)”> on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”<sup class="crossreference" value="(G)”>
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”<sup class="crossreference" value="(I)”>
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet<sup class="crossreference" value="(J)”> from Nazareth in Galilee.”(Please Note Some Days I will post a Video to go along with each day, However some videos are not suitable for young children)