Apr
08
2007

Easter at the Jeubs

Our day began at 6:30 a.m. with the search for eggs in our living room. Wendy and I hid 48 eggs. We intentionally put some in the middle of the room for the little kids to find, and some in difficult areas that took the kids quite some time to find. The four empty cartons (totally 48 eggs) were on the counter. The kids also found their Easter baskets filled with candy. Capitalism immediately commenced as the kids started trading jelly beans for other bits of treasured candy.

Noah’s Easter BasketWe got a surprising phone call from the local Village Inn. Wendy had dropped off six colored pictures the day before for a contest. Noah won a huge Easter basket! I drove to Village Inn and picked it up with the proud winner. Click on this picture to get a full view of this huge prize!

We hosted five other families at our home for our Easter. A friend of ours brought Resurrection Eggs and had the kids 5 and under search for the dozen eggs in the other room. The activity runs through the Easter story in a powerful way. Google Video is down presently, but I will try to launch a 10-minute video that shows the families (6 families, 26 kids). Watch this 10-minute video and you’ll get the idea.

Josiah F. with an eggWe then had two egg hunts. A few of the older kids hid over 100 plastic eggs in our basement. We WERE going to have an outdoor egg hunt, but we received 20 degree weather and a few inches of snow! The Jeubs spent much of the day yesterday cleaning the basement for the hunt. First, we had the 7-and-under kids find approximately 80 plastic eggs filled with candy. We then hid over 100 eggs for the over-7 kids. What a blast!

We then shared in rich fellowship for another hour before all the families left for other engagements. We made a huge ham that we enjoyed later in the afternoon. Ham, au grauten potatoes, sweet-n-sour green beans, sweet potatoes and muffins…mmmmm! What a day.

Earlier in our church service, I shared with the entire group the tradition of the Passover. Most Christians don’t celebrate this Jewish tradition. Even so, the story of the Passover mirrors that of the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ which we celebrate today. The Israelites, before being freed of Egyptian slavery, were instructed to kill a lamb and let the lamb’s blood serve as the sacrifice for the passing of the angel of death. Jesus was the same sacrificial lamb who died for our sins so that we could be free.

Happy Easter everyone!

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • http://www.whatgodprovides.blogspot.com tami lewis

    way to go noah!!!!

  • bernadette

    Wow what a fantastic surprise for Noah! Well done to all the kids as i’m sure they put in just as much effort. Sounds as though all the children (even the adult ones lol) had a wonderful time. My 4 children and their cousins had a similar easter and we truely are greatfull for these moments that create memories that last a life time.