Finding an ’empty tomb’ on Easter
On Easter morning, while the rest of the congregation was celebrating Jesus’ resurrection in the sanctuary, Carol Hubbard provided the church’s children with a working illustration of the Easter morning “empty tomb” during Sunday School.
With a hands-on lesson, Carol had the children roll out tubes of crescent rolls, place a marshmallows in the centers, shape the dough around the marshmallows, dip them in melted butter and cinnamon, and then bake them for 20 minutes.
When the rolls were pulled from the oven and cooled, the children found a hollow center, an “empty tomb”, where the marshmallows had been. The marshmallows had caramelized, coating the insides of the rolls and leaving the center empty.
As Carol explained to the children, the marshmallow represented Jesus’ body being wrapped and placed in a tomb, which was tightly sealed. When the rolls were baked and then opened, the emptiness “of the tomb” was revealed.
Thank you to Carol and her helpers for such a vivid Easter lesson.