Together, the glowing eggs and The Egg-cellent Adventure Easter Book ($9.99 40-page book, $2.99 30-minute book audio download) represent so much more than just a typical Easter egg hunt. A wonderful Bible Study tool, the kids at church were excited to see my basket of brightly colored eggs but were even more thrilled when we turned off the lights and they could see that the eggs were glowing in the dark. Even better, each egg held a tiny surprise -- an Egglo Treasures Scripture Scroll ($4.29/dozen) to open and read.
The children in our Children's Worship time Sunday night enjoyed opening up the glowing eggs and retrieving the tiny scroll from inside. It was wonderful to see the joy on the faces of the kids as they read from GOD's Word right off of the scrolls. Following our time of worship together, I played a game with the children while we waited for parents to arrive for pick up. One sweet second grader sat quietly beside my basket and opened each and every egg to read the Bible verse off of the scroll inside. She was beaming as she told me that she had "read them all." I was beaming, too. And THAT is what it is all about, my friends. Watching children draw near to JESUS and seeing them excited to read HIS WORD is simply priceless.
|How cool is this Easter basket? -- by day and by night|
|JESUS is the LIGHT for ALL of the World|
Although the box says they are ideal for children ages 4 - 13, Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs can actually be used with people of ALL ages. They provide the perfect learning tool for children and adults alike. I've used them successfully with preschoolers through middle schoolers at church and my high school and college kids at home. Even the adults present had an "Ah-Ha" moment when we pulled them out and talked about being LIGHT in a dark world.
Before using the eggs, I "charged" them in the sun for about an hour. I simply placed the entire basket (seen in my picture above) on top of my car. The glow of the eggs lasted about 45 minutes after being charged. Enough time for us to hold them in our hands and talk about shining brightly for JESUS. As their charge began to fade, they were the perfect example of who we are as Christians. Aren't those eggs a bit like us? I know personally if I am spending time being "charged" by the SON, I glow more myself. But when I only "charge" a while, I can quickly lose my light. The Egglo Easter Eggs are a hands-on reminder to keep "charging" -- to read GOD's love story to us, to fellowship with other believers, to worship, to KNOW HIM and make HIM KNOWN.
And the best part about the Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs? The children wanted to take them home so that they could explain to their parents about JESUS -- the LIGHT of the World. They LOVED the eggs and can't wait until our Kid's Night Out GLOW event at the end of this month. We will be using the eggs in a missions emphasis to Go Light Our World. I'm looking forward to sharing more about GOD's LOVE and using the eggs as a conversation starter for all. I plan to use the eggs year-round in ministry and at home because seeing IS believing. I want to make sure that children SEE JESUS and BELIEVE in HIM.
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