Monday, March 23, 2015

Chocolate Easter Talk

A retelling of the Christmas story through chocolate bars was quite popular on this blog a few years back, so here's an Easter version, using a mixture of brands of chocolate Easter egg and other sweets. There is even a Marmite flavoured chocolate Easter egg this year, and that's found its way into the talk. All the choccies and sweets are in red, as are the dreadful egg-related puns. Trial run with a couple of school assemblies tomorrow.....

Feel free to plagiarise, if you can stand it! Any improvements gratefully recieved.

Chocolate Easter
What do Easter eggs, have to do with the very first Easter?
What does all this chocolate have to do with the very first Easter?
Listen, and you will hear. It’s quite eggstraordinary.

There was a man called Jesus.
A Kinder man you couldn’t wish to meet
He loved everyone, welcomed everyone, helped everyone

HobNobbed with the very rich and the very poor and everyone in between
He did amazing things: made sick people better, helped blind people see, made storms into calm
And he said amazing things: if you want to know the God who made the Galaxy, get to know me, said Jesus. I can show you what he’s like better than anyone.
If God and God’s love are the Topic, then I can tell you everything you need to know.

The ripples from Jesus went far and wide, thousands of people came to see him, hear him, touch him, be near him, learn from him

But some people didn’t like him. The crème de la crème, the top priests and the top politicians, realised they couldn’t Eggnore Jesus, they couldn’t outfox him, so they Clubbed together and hatched a nasty plan. In the middle of the night they arrested Jesus, Eggsamined him and put him on trial. The leaders didn’t believe in him, and decided he should die.

They put Jesus on a wooden cross and left him there to die. But even on the cross, Jesus love was so Extra Strong, that they heard him Whispa ‘Father God, forgive them’.  You can chocolate (chuck a lot) of nasty stuff at Jesus but he will go on loving you, forgiving you.

Jesus friends looked for somewhere they Cadbury him, and put him in a cave in a rock face with a huge stone rolled across the entrance, then they went away to cry and comfort each other.

On Easter morning, Jesus friends came to the place he was Lion buried. But the grave was open, the great rock across the entrance had been moved, and they wondered who on earth would Rolo way the stone.

Suddenly, there was an Angel. Delight filled them as he told them ‘Jesus isn’t dead any more, he’s alive!’ Then there Jesus was, standing with them. His friends were so Eggcited that they started telling everyone, and soon lots and lots of people heard that Jesus was alive. 2000 years later the story is still spreading, and people are still meeting Jesus. Some people love it, some people hate it, but Easter shows us that Jesus is Marmighty than death.

And the Eggs still Eggsplain the Easter story.   
  •          The shape of the egg reminds us of the stone which rolled away from Jesus tomb.
  •        The hollow inside the egg reminds us that the tomb was empty because Jesus was alive.
  •        And an egg is a place where a new life begins, and at Easter Jesus was given new life, and he promises new life to everyone who comes to  him and trust him and asks for his help.

And that’s a great thing to chew on this Easter. 

1 comment:

  1. hatched a nasty plan

    or perhaps played dirty Twix?

    They put Jesus on a wooden cross and left him there to die.

    were they Snickering as they did so? :)