Eggs have been a symbol of new life since ancient times and have been associated with Spring (which is when Easter occurs in the Northern Hemisphere). The earliest eggs would have been dyed hen or duck eggs. It wasn't until the 1870s that chocolate eggs became popular in Europe. These would have been solid eggs. Most Easter eggs are hollow now and Christians claim that they represent the empty tomb. So basically, Easter eggs originated in pagan celebrations and the church has added its own meaning to them.
You Version has a four day Easter devotion by Hillsong. You can access it on their website here (you need to sign in) or on their app. There is a short video, a short devotion to read and a Bible reading each day.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do. I write at least three things that I am thankful for each morning in my prayer journal. Sometimes I get a bit stuck even though I have so much to be grateful for. You can find some prompts to get you thinking of things that you are grateful for at Text My Journal.
I love these cute free printable Easter tags. They would be a great addition to a cute bag of Easter eggs. You can find them at Have Joy Designs.
Someone told me this week that God is more interested in what's in your heart than the words that you say when you pray. Sometimes it's hard to know how to pray. Romans 8:26 says, In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. Even if we can't put our prayers into words, God knows our heart.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.