Friday, April 22, 2011

On Good Friday/Pitkäperjantaina

Today the girls and I made Resurrection Rolls. I found the recipe here, but instead of cinnamon, we used cocoa powder (yes, we are chocoholics here).


Large marshmallows
Melted butter
Sugar/cinnamon mixture (or cocoa)
Cans of crescent rolls

* Separate dough into triangles. The rolls represent the linen wrapping used in covering the dead.

* Dip and roll one marshmallow into melted butter. The butter represents the oils used in anointing the body.
* Roll the marshmallow in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. The mixture represents the spices used in burials.

* Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent triangle. Fold and pinch the edges tightly closed around the marshmallow. Put each crescent wrapped marshmallow on a slightly greased cookie sheet.

* Bake the rolls as directed on the package. The oven represents the tomb.

When cooked, the marshmallow melts leaving only the puffed crescent roll. This demonstrates how Jesus rose from the dead. All that remained in the tomb were the linen wrappings.

We didn't all the edges tightly enough, so some opened up and marshmallow oozed out. We decided to do a taste test on those. And I forgot to take picture of one half bitten, as our Resurrection Rolls disappeared too quickly - but all were amazed how the 'tomb' was empty!
We will definitely make this a part of our Easter every year. These rolls were delicious, and I enjoy finding ways to explain the resurrection story in different ways, especially to little ones.

Today is Good Friday, and our family will be reading "The sun stops shining"-chapter from The Jesus Storybook Bible. Last night we read "The Servant King" and "A dark night in the garden"-chapters. We'll leave "God's wonderful surprise" for Easter Sunday.

We highly recommend The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones for all. It is a children's Bible, yet really speaks to grown-ups as well. We love reading it all year long, but find it especially moving at Easter time.

"Father, forgive them," Jesus gasped. "They don't understand what they're doing."
"You say you've come to rescue us!" people shouted. "But you can't even rescue yourself!"
But they were wrong. Jesus could have rescued himself. A legion of angels would have flown to his side - if he'd called.
"If you were really the Son of God, you could just climb down off that cross!" they said.
And of course they were right. Jesus could have just climbed down. Actually, he could have just said a word and made it all stop. Like when he healed that little girl. And stilled the storm. And fed 5,000 people.
But Jesus stayed.
You see, they didn't understand. It wasn't the nails that kept Jesus there. It was love.

We are so thankful for His love! And so glad the story doesn't end here... On Sunday we will celebrate how He has risen! Jesus has conquered death, Hallelujah!

It sounds like our internet will be down for the weekend, so Mothership Adventures would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! We will return after the holiday.


Pitkäperjantaina me hiljennymme ajattelemaan Jeesuksen kuolemaa, kiitollisina siitä, ettei Hänen tarinansa lopu tähän iltaan! Sunnuntaina saamme juhlia ylösnoussutta, kuoleman voittanutta Jeesusta!!

Yllä ohje englanniksi 'Ylösnousemuspulliin', jos joku haluaa, voin yrittää kääntää ohjeen suomeksi. Myös suositus The Jesus Storybook Bible-raamattuun, tietääkseni sitä ei ole vielä käännetty suomeksi.

Meidän nettiyhteys on kuulemma poissa myös viikonlopun, joten toivotan kaikille Iloista Pääsiäistä, ja pidän samalla pienen blogitauon.


  1. Hyvää pääsiäistä!
    Toivottavasti tämä lämmin tuuli kääntyy puhaltelemaan myös teille.


  2. Kiitos, Sirkku! Oikein hyvää pääsiäistä sinullekin!
    Lämmintä luvattu huomiseksi, internet tuli takaisin, talo siivottu, pyykkiä pesty - Maineen kuuluu siis hyvää :)

  3. so...i have to ask...what language is that above??

    happy easter to ya'll!!!! :)

    God bless~

  4. Happy Easter, mountain mama!!
    It's Finnish - I grew up in Finland, and came to the States when I was eighteen. All English typos & grammar mistakes on the blog are blamed on that :-D

  5. I love these!!! Can't wait to try this with Lexi next year!

  6. Sammons, my kids loved them!! I'm sure Lexi will too :)

  7. Thanks for this. It looks super easy which is just what I need! :) Also, I gotta get that book. We would really use it. I've never heard of it before.

    We had a Good Friday Party. Communion Pizza, family prayer and ice cream. :) Glad you guys had a great Easter!

  8. Anna, it really was so simple to make! We also made an Easter craft with glue, food coloring & wax paper, but that was messy and didn't turn out that great, so I didn't blog about it :)
    Definitely get The Jesus Storybook Bible - it is precious!! First time I read it through with tissues.. So touching.
    Sounds like you had a nice Easter too, despite your little patient.