“Resurrection Scene” Can Enhance a Family’s Easter Observance

“This has been a tradition in our family for years,” says author/speaker Lee Cuesta, “because it helps the children visualize and experience the relationship between Good Friday and Easter morning. Plus, it's a fun project to do together.”
April 3, 2009 - PRLog -- A “resurrection scene” helps children to visualize and experience the death and burial of Jesus on Good Friday, and His resurrection on Easter morning.  It serves a similar purpose as a nativity scene during the Christmas season.  Author and speaker Lee Cuesta says that it’s been a tradition in his family for many years.  

Cuesta explains:  “ The children participate in constructing the papier-mache ‘tomb’ in the days preceding Good Friday.  Then on Friday evening, we place Jesus’s body inside and put the cover in front of the entrance.  When the children awaken on Easter morning, the cover has been moved and Jesus isn’t there!”

Now Lee Cuesta has published an online how-to article sharing his tips to craft a papier-mache “resurrection scene.”  “How to Craft a Papier-Mache ‘Resurrection Scene’ for Your Easter Observance” has just been published at eHow.com.  The link to access his article directly is:

Cuesta explains how he uses the resurrection scene:  “On the evening of Good Friday, we read a scripture passage – chapter 15 from the gospel of Mark.  As we read it, we act it out with the toy characters.  For instance, as we read verse 46, we wrap Jesus’s body in a piece of tissue, place him in the tomb, and set the cover against the entrance.  On Easter morning, before the children wake up, we remove the cover from the entrance and move Jesus to a different location.  Then, with the children, we read Luke 24, verses 1 through 12, reenacting it with the toy characters.”

For this eHow article, Cuesta describes how to make the “tomb” by layering papier-mache over balloons attached to a wood platform.  He explains that the papier-mache consists of a flour and water mixture that is medium consistency, like pancake batter.  Paper strips of various lengths, all approximately two inches wide, are coated with this paste, and then placed over the balloons.  When this shell dries and hardens, the balloons are popped, leaving the “tomb” hollow, like a cave.  Then it can be painted, and highlighted with twigs and lichen to simulate trees and bushes.  Cuesta’s article includes photos for every step in the process.  The website enables readers to click on all the photos in order to show enlargements.  He also lists the materials you’ll need, along with extra tips and warnings.

“It is hard to find the detailed ‘how-to’ articles that answer most questions,” says Cuesta.  “Most of the time the articles are much too simplified.  That’s why I write how-to’s in which I emphasize completeness.”  Cuesta currently has 3,015 article views at eHow.com.

Cuesta continues:  “It’s also hard to find the good ones – like mine – because there’s a flood of similar ones that precede it.  How can anyone expect to wade through 500 potential articles just to find the good one?  So the direct link to access all my articles at eHow.com is this:

“While you're there,” Cuesta says, “please leave me a comment.  And you can rate the article.  Also, click on some of the advertisers’ links to see what they’re offering.  Check out my other articles, too, which you can access by clicking on my name in the by-line.  Then e-mail your friends and let them know about my articles at eHow.”

Lee Cuesta is also available as a fully bilingual speaker (English or Spanish) for special events, conferences or seminars.  From the depth of his personal experience ranging from Chiapas, Mexico, to Athens, Greece, he brings stories that engage the audience.  He is author of the intriguing novel, Once:Once, or 11:11, where he combines the skills of a storyteller and investigative reporter.  As a bilingual writer and journalist who worked in Mexico City, the author has been published extensively in periodicals such as Northwest, Eternity, World Pulse, Indian Life, Interlit, The Fresno Bee, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Christian Life, Prisma, El Faro and Apuntes Pastorales.  The articles receive international response from readers.  So significant are his articles, in fact, that they are often reprinted or adapted for other magazines.  More information is available at his websites:  http://www.leecuestalive.com/  and http://leecuesta.com/.

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