Eggs, Babies, and the Resurrection

It is good to have chickens at Easter time that give you plenty of eggs to dye. Our chickens not only supply us with eggs, but also supply our children. Recently I told my son-in-law that we have one chicken that lays a really small egg. He mentioned that he had an egg that was small like that from some we sent, but I knew that I hadn’t sent him any of the really small ones. Normally we give the tiny ones to our dog, Jazz.

I started keeping the tiny eggs, and the next time Ryan came over, my husband showed him the size I meant. Ryan laughed when he saw them.

Normal sized eggs, naturally colored Aruacana eggs, and baby eggs

Normal sized eggs, naturally colored Araucana eggs, and baby eggs.

But, this gave me the idea…why not dye baby eggs for babies.

Finn

Finn

So…I went shopping and put together an Easter Basket that I thought a four month old would love.

Finn's Easter Basket

Finn’s Easter Basket

My friend, Stacey, has a card shop on Etsy. You can visit her site by clicking on the

For the Love of Cards

button on the side bar.

She made a beautiful “first Easter card”, that I know Finn’s mom will treasure forever.

Finn's 1st Easter card

Finn’s 1st Easter card

The next step was to dye the baby eggs and add them to the baby Easter basket.

Eggs added to basket

Eggs added to basket

And there you have it. An Easter basket for a baby, with baby eggs.

You might be asking…. how does this tie in with the resurrection?

I searched the internet to find the meaning of “Easter eggs”.

According to Anne Jordan:

“Easter eggs are used as a Christian Symbol to represent the empty tomb. The outside of the egg looks dead but inside there is new life, which is going to break out. The Easter egg is a reminder that Jesus will rise [rose] from His tomb and bring new life. Orthodox Christians dye boiled eggs red to represent the blood of Christ shed for the sins of the world.” [Anne Jordan (5, April 2000). Christianity. Nelson Thornes.]

So if you are dying eggs, making baby Easter baskets, or just chilling out and enjoying some down time, you can reflect on the meaning of eggs at Easter time.

Happy Easter!

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