Easter Mantle

filed under: I Am Servant on March 26, 2016

This year’s Easter mantle is special for so many reasons, but the most important being the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Easter inspired mantle with crown of thorns and nails.

The last 3 weeks have been absolute chaos. I have been broken and beat down and feeling utterly defeated in life. I have been a shell of my former self, on the verge of tears at any given moment and unable to pull it together.

Surprisingly enough, being broken offers a great hope. The Redeemer has been by my side, so willing to put my wounded soul back together.

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“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Easter Mantle - crown of thorns

The meaning of Easter is hitting me like a ton of bricks. Even though I accepted Jesus into my life over 10 years so, it feels new. His grace and mercy and love feel new.

I feel new.

Easter Mantle - nails

And as much as the pain of these last three weeks has broken me down again and again… it is all worth it. As a follower of Jesus, my brokenness is never in vain.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs in the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

This Easter our family is celebrating the life and death of the King of Kings.

One way to talk about the meaning of Easter is the fireplace mantle in our living room. I decided to decorate it for the first time.

I made a crown of thorns. Each of the kids got a turn with it on their heads (their choice and we just set it gently) and we talked about the crown of thorns that Jesus wore.

I bought some industrial size nails. Each child held the nail in their hand and we talked about Jesus being nailed to the cross.

About why He was there. About what that meant. For Him, for them.

About His unconditional love for us.

Easter inspired mantle with crown of thorns and nails.

It is a powerful message for our hearts to comprehend.

But I know, my Redeemer lives!

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  • CathyAnn says:

    You have truly captured the essence of Easter. Thank you for sharing and have a blessed holiday.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you CathyAnn! Have a blessed day!

  • Charlotte Moore says:

    HE LIVES, HE LIVES, CHRIST JESUS LIVES TODAY!!!!

    Sorry you have had such a rough few weeks.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you friend! Thankful that the Lord is willing to work on this humble servant. May you be blessed!

  • Maria says:

    To a dear Sister in Christ:

    Thank you for being so open about who you really are and not hiding. He is ALIVE and not a dead god. May God richly bless you and your family.

    Happy Resurrection,
    Blessings always,
    Maria

    • Amanda says:

      Blessings to you Maria! <3

  • Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says:

    Sweet Amanda, I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how you’re doing. God’s got you in the palm of his hand and will see you through this season. You are such an inspiration to others and let your light for Jesus shine so bright. Hold tight to His promises.

    Wish we lived near each other. I’d come over and give you a big hug. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday my friend. Sending lots of love with my hug. He is Risen!

    What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter with your kids.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Robin… your words mean a lot! I would take you up on that hug anytime. 🙂 Be blessed sweet friend!

  • Helen Nicole says:

    Easter is coming, so I like the dish associated with eggs or chocolate. thank you for sharing. I will try to do this dish. happy Easter!

  • Terri A. says:

    Amen and Amen!!

  • D says:

    Powerful message, thank you for being a light in a broken society. The Lord raised you for a time as this. Let us praise him together. D

  • Teri Giese says:

    You are such a sweet and sensitive young woman sweetheart.Sad to hear things have been rough for you.What a wonderful idea for teaching your children of what our Lord did for us!!May God bless you and your family in the richness of his love and peace.You are a blessing and a talent used wisely and in all glorification to our Lord,keep the faith sister,am sure He has great plans for you!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Teri… you are very kind. <3

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