Spring Rituals-Honor the Life Giver

 

How to make a miniature Resurrection Garden

I am in Love with spring. Standing between heaven and earth, on a patch of fading snow, I breath deep the smell of rain. The snow vaporizing all around me is causing a misty cloud drifting off through the fields. It is a brief moment in time each year that takes my breath away. I stand, hands raised high to the giver of life.

What better way to celebrate spring than making a tribute to the life-giver himself. With this in mind, I venture out to collect the very essence of spring. Fresh branches, bursting with new life, green moss and small vegetation from the woodlot. IMG_20160309_182623512_HDR

Along the way, I find the signs of life with every glance. Birds are actively fleeting about with high intensity. Robins jump for worms, red-winged black birds staking out their territory on the tops of last years cattails, a crow picking up dead grass for a nest, and the faint call of a blue bird.

 

But for you who fear My name the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go forward and leap joyfully like calves released from the stall. Malachi 4:2

To make this miniature resurrection garden begin by collecting specimens. I did not purchase anything for this centerpiece but found it all on my spring walk.IMG_20160310_114354951_HDR

Once you have a collection of items simply assemble them with the tomb and cross in mind. I had a lot of left over materials, so don’t think you have to use it all.

I had a lot of fun with this project. It would be a great project to do with your children explaining the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus our Savior as you went along! This time of year is so brief, so get out there and enjoy the celebration of new life and the remembrance of our New Life in Christ. May you have a blessed Spring.

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As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ” Mark 16:5-7

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