A Different Spin on Easter Eggs

Last night, our Home Connection walked through a very abbreviated Seder Meal (the traditional experience would last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours).  The Seder Meal was the last meal Jesus participated in with His disciples before His crucifixion.  I have not studied the origin and significance of this meal as many have...but I DID learn that Seder means "order".  There is a specific order in which the meal unfolds.  There is significance in all the items on the Seder menu.  Each is a teaching tool to celebrate and pass on the story of God's deliverance of His people from bondage.

I was a little surprised to find that one of the items on a Seder plate was a roasted egg.   One explanation describes it as being a symbol of the suffering and oppression of God's people in Egypt.  Everything else in boiling water becomes soft or disintegrates. But an egg becomes hard, like the Israelites. The more it is boiled, the harder it becomes. Another source said the egg also symbolizes new life while yet another said it represented the Temple sacrifice.

This morning, I got out the last remnants of fabric that had been included in a wallpaper sample book that I have almost exhausted from various uses (lining drawers, wrapping small gifts, other crafts).   I cut out egg shapes, stuffed them with cut out pieces of an old athletic sock (I didn't have any proper stuffing), and stitched them up.  I think they'll fit in flat envelopes nicely.  I'll date them and sign them and stick them in the mail to our grandchildren who won't be able to spend Easter with us. 
I saw something similar while blog-hopping the other day.  
Unfortunately I didn't write down where I was hopping!  
I'll give credit if anyone can help me out!

Gently place the egg on its side on a countertop.
Spin it. If it spins freely, it's hard-boiled.
If it wobbles and stops spinning, it's NOT!


  1. What a precious and creative idea! Thanks for the info on boiled eggs too!

  2. Well, I've had great fun browsing through your lovely blog. So many interesting places to stop. Pause. Read. See.

    I notice we share some similar tastes in books -- Henri Nouwen for one. He really has helped me sort through lots of things in my own life.... we are well blessed to 'know' him!

    LOVE your comment "to make Jesus famous"....

    I'll be back. In the meantime, here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in lots of unexpected places........

  3. M'dear... you'll have to pop back again, for I just posted a quote I found here... wanted my readers to enjoy it too. Provided a link back to you!

  4. I'm sure your Grandchildren will LOVE such a precious gift from their Grandma!

    Blessed Holy week to you and yours Rebecca! Much love!

  5. .........and if Mrs. Mobunny boiled the egg, it's perfect........... :)

  6. SO funny, Mrs. Mobunny (for those of you who haven't visited her blog, she recently told how to boil an egg the easy way. In giving directions, she never mentioned turning on the heat! I think she may have amended it now.)

  7. Love the unique eggs . . . perfect for mailing and will make wonderful keepsakes!

  8. I love the egg trick. It really works! Your homemade eggs are very special Rebecca. I like that idea. We had a Seder meal last year but I missed it. I really wanted to go, I don't remember why I couldn't but I hope we have another one in the future. It sounds very interesting. Love Di ♥

  9. Wow! What a solemn reminder about our attitudes during suffering and desert times. I do NOT want to become a hard-boiled egg.

    Thank you for this, Rebecca.

  10. Our church has a representative from Jews for Jesus come every Maundy Thursday to demonstrate and explain the Passover Seder. We've learned so much...Christ is so apparent in all that is done, it is just amazing.

    LOVE the eggs!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)