Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Week - Saturday

Saturday of Easter Week . . .

Additional Information: Crucifixion was one of the longest and most painful types of death. The pain got worse the longer the person was on the cross.

In Psalms there is a prophesy that states 1) the Messiah's garments are to be divided among the people and 2) lots would be cast for his robe.

Jewish men wore five articles of clothing and according to Roman custom, became the property of the soldiers who performed the crucifixion. The four soldiers each took a piece of clothing. In the case of Jesus, the robe, woven of a single piece of cloth, apparently was of excellent workmanship, and for this the soldiers elected to cast lots to see who got it.

Jesus' body was in the tomb. The Savior was in the spirit world preparing for the gospel to be taught to the spirits in prison.

Additional Info: The spirit and the body constitute the mortal soul. A spirit can live independent of a body, but the body cannot live without the spirit.

In the resurrection, the immortal spirit is reunited with the same body of flesh and bone it possessed as a mortal, with two major differences: The union will be permanent, and the body will not be subject to aging and death.

For families with small children: All of the things at our Easter celebration should remind us of Jesus and the Resurrection

Eggs and Chicks:

Birds lay eggs that hatch into baby birds. We paint the Easter eggs bright colors in remembrance of Jesus. The eggs remind us of new birth.

Bunnies, lambs:

New birth-the lambs remind us that Jesus was the pure sacrifice. . ." he is brought as the lamb to the slaughter. " He is the Lamb of God.

New shoes:

At Easter time many people get new shoes. This attention to our feet reminds us of the Last Supper and the washing of the feet. It can remind us to always be of service to one another.

Easter grass:

The grass in our Easter baskets reminds us of Jesus kneeling on the grass in the Garden of Gethsemane praying to his Heavenly Father. We should always pray.

Easter Dinner:

Our Easter feast reminds us of the Last Supper or Feast of the Passover.

Wooden Basket:

The wooden basket reminds us of the wood cross that Jesus died on for us. He forgave the people who were so cruel to him, even Judas his friend who betrayed Him. We should forgive everyone.

Even our Chocolate candy:

Our candy reminds us of Jesus' sweet love for us.

Easter occurs in the spring when we see the miracle of life return after the long winter: tiny brown buds become blossoms, a dry bulb becomes a flower and the sun becomes warmer. The sun rises every day and we can depend on it just as we can depend on the Son of God.


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