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The Empty Egg

Eight-year-old Steven was mentally challenged. His problem seemed to be getting worse daily. The teacher began to worry that the other students would stop identifying with him and loving him as they became more aware of his differences.

In April the teacher asked the class to put together one plastic Easter egg filled with a small object representing new life in the Spring.

Thinking that Steven didn’t understand and not wanting to embarrass him, the teacher had all the children place the eggs on her desk so that she could open them. The first egg contained a tiny wild flower, which truly was an indication of new life. Next came a rock and the teacher assumed the rock was Steven’s since rocks don’t symbolize new life and growth. But as she opened the egg with the rock in it a little boy shouted out that the rock had moss on it and that is new life. The teacher agreed. A butterfly flew out of the next egg and the little girl that brought it bragged that the butterfly was hers. 

The fourth egg was empty. The teacher thought this had to be Steven’s egg 
so nervously passed it by and quickly moved on to the next egg.
But Steven announced that the empty egg was his.
Hesitating the teacher replied, “But it’s empty.” “That’s right,” said Steven. “Just like Jesus’ tomb, and that means new life for everyone.”

Later that same summer, Steven’s condition worsened and he died. At the funeral on his casket the children had placed empty plastic Easter eggs among the flowers.

But no floral spray, no matter how beautiful, could ever convey the wonderful message those empty eggs told. An empty tomb some two thousand years earlier gave Steven the hope of a new life. 

May the empty tomb give you the hope of a new life as well…

Pastor David!

 

 

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