This is a great recipe for a treat that will teach you something about why the story of Jesus’ resurrection is so special. Make sure you have all your ingredients ready before you start, and most important, have an adult help. You will need:
1 cup whole pecans
a pinch salt
1 wooden spoon or rolling pin
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 cup sugar
3 egg whites
a zipper baggy
This recipe works best if you start in the evening, just before bedtime. Preheat oven to 300o F. This is very important—don’t wait until you are half way through.
Read John 19:1-3. Place pecans in zipper baggy and beat them with the wooden spoon or rolling pin to break into small pieces. After Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:28-30. Smell the vinegar and put 1 teaspoon of it into your mixing bowl. It doesn’t smell too great, does it? This was what Jesus was given to drink when He was thirsty.
Read John 10:10,11. Now add egg whites to vinegar. Take a moment to think about the fact that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read Luke 23:27. Sprinkle a little salt into your hand and taste it. Then sprinkle a little into the bowl. The Bible says that Jesus’ followers cried bitter tears for Him.
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16. So far the ingredients have not been too appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. The sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3. With your mixer on high speed, beat the ingredients for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Notice how white and pure the mixture looks. The color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Matthew 27:57-60. Now fold in your broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper or foil (greased with cooking spray). Each of these little mounds represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
Read Matthew 27:65,66.Put the cookies in the oven, close the door, and turn the oven off! Take a piece of tape and seal the oven door. When Jesus was laid in His tomb, it was sealed and it was thought that no one would be able to get in or out.
Read John 16:20-22. Now go to bed! You may feel strange leaving the cookies in the oven overnight. Think about how Jesus’ followers were in despair when His tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew 28:1-9. The next morning, open the oven and see your cookies. When you take a bite, notice that the cookies are hollow! Jesus rose from the dead and left the tomb on Sunday after He died. He overcame death and because of that, He won the victory over sin for all of us!
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