Monday, March 30, 2015

Our Easter Tree, Crochet Egg Baskets and the True Meaning of Easter…

Easter is such a beautiful time of celebrating and thanksgiving for the Believer… 

It is a time to remember our precious Saviour’s sacrifice on the cross and what He did for us when He willingly gave Himself up so that we might have eternal life…



He set us free – wonderfully and amazingly free from all our sin and shame!

What a blessed thought…what a privilege to know He redeemed us because He loves us so tenderly and unconditionally!



Jesus died for you, as He died for everyone – but stop a moment and ponder on this:

Jesus died for you because He loves you, and you have a special place in His heart because you are His child and in desperate need of His glorious mercy and grace…



When I look around me at the piles of chocolate bunnies, eggs and other fancy Easter treats, it saddens my heart to think of all the dear children on this earth who do not know the true meaning of Easter – to them it is merely a time for being frivolous – for having egg hunts and such…



Unfortunately, many Christian children don’t even understand the full importance of this day!

I feel it is important that we establish the reason for celebrating before we enjoy the more wordly pleasures of chocolate, etc…



I dearly love the Easter story…I always have...

To think of the pain our Lord suffered for us and what He must have gone through for our sakes humbles me and brings me to my knees!

Surely we should centre our thoughts on Him first and foremost…?



As I have written before, I still enjoy Easter for its candy coated goodies, Easter egg hunts and so on, but I choose to dwell on Jesus and all that His blood did for me above everything else…



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I did promise you a little while ago I would show you what we did with our pretty decoupage eggs, and here you are!

 

This is the little Easter tree Nancy made for our stall at the market, and also for us to enjoy at home…



She covered a tin in book paper and added a length of lace at the top.
Then she filled the tin with sand and pebbles and placed a twig inside to create a tree…


  Look at the darling little crocheted baskets!


We then decorated the tree with these gorgeous crochet egg baskets Nancy lovingly made, and popped a decoupage egg in each one!


Afterwards she strung a length of mini crochet bunting around the branches to finish it off!


Doesn’t it look pretty?



To make your own decoupage eggs, click here for our easy to follow tutorial!

I hope you enjoy the many rich delights of Easter, dear friends!  Let us strive to keep Christ as the centre of our Easter celebrations!
Halleluiah, He is risen!

With love in Christ,


 ~ The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”  Mark 15:38-39

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15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Good day to you, sweet friend! Not only have you given me something to beautiful to look at, but you have also given me much to think about :) This was such a refreshing post, Kelly-Anne.

I never tire of hearing the precious story of our Savior... He came for you, me, and the world, He diedfor our sins, and He arose victoriously from the grave...we serve a LIVING Savior! Oh what love! The older I get the more sweet my relationship with Christ becomes. We have been given the greatet gift. Thank you, dearest friend, for sharing the Good News on your blog - you are such a blessing!

The sweet eggs in the basket are just too cute! I wish I knew how to crochet. Maybe I should fly to South Africa and you can teach me :) hee hee And the branch in the tin can is brilliant! You and Nancy are a lovely team.

Have a wonderful week. Love and hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Kelly-Anne, what a blessing you are!! I am so heartened to see a young woman so love the Lord and want to focus on the True meaning of Easter...this week that leads up to the Resurrection Day! What a beautiful post reminding us of the sacrifice our Savior made for us, and I love your beautiful decoupage eggs! Each one is exquisite, and I love the beautifully made crocheted egg baskets! What a delight to my eyes! Hugs, precious friend...and praise God for a new generation He is raising up to continue sharing the Word and the Gospel of Christ! Hugs!

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Cheryl, oh! It is the special Titus 2 ladies like you who encourage and bless beyond words! I praise the Lord Jesus for your Godly example! Thank you so very much - how your visit deeply touched my heart today...
May you be richly blessed!
Hugs and much love,
Kelly-Anne

Kelly-Anne said...

Sweet Stephanie...you are such a dear and a great blessing!
Oh! My heart wants to sing for joy in knowing how dearly He loves me...how deeply He loves you and how He loves every person in this great wide world! My mind cannot fathom how amazing this love is and thus I am truly humbled!
Learning to crochet together...*Sigh*...how delightful that would be indeed!! Sending hugs to you!
Xx

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You've shared such beautiful words withnus, Kelly-Anne,on the true meaning of Easter. Yes, Our Lord and Saviour died for us and carried our sins, that we may live with Him in eternity.
The crocheted holders for the eggs are just darling, as is the sweet tree. What a lovely decoration!

Kelly-Anne said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this post, dear Kitty!
What a wonderful, wonderful King He is!
Thank you so much for your kind visit today...many blessings!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a lovely and inspired post!

Ana Lopes said...

Beautiful words, dear Kelly-Anne! The true meaning of Easter must live inside our hearts! The sweet little baskets are lovely.
Have a wonderful Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Conniecrafter said...

those baskets are just adorable!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kelly-Anne,
Wow I really love your Easter eggs and the hanging on the tree are really beautiful!
Wishing you a wonderful week and a Happy Easter.
Julie xo

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Pam ~ So glad you enjoyed this post!

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello dear Ana! Oh my! Just visited your pretty blog and I was just dazzled by your beautiful creations!
Thank you so much for your sweet visit!
Hugs and much love in Christ!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Connie! Thank you for your kind words ~ blessings and love!

Kelly-Anne said...

Happy, happy Easter to you as well, Julie! May your week be filled with blessings!
Love,
Kelly-Anne

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much, my sweet friend, for sharing this precious post with Roses of Inspiration :) May you and your dear family have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! Hugs!