We read this amazing book this morning.
We read Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs and talked about our Resurrection Eggs.
It begins when Benjamin shows his friend a box his grandfather gave him. Inside the box is some straw from a baby’s manger bed in a stable. The grandfather had been a shepherd…
The story proceeds to go through the Passion story with Benjamin witnessing every event from a boy’s perspective. He and his friends witness Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
He meets Judas and tries to warn him of a plot and bribe to arrest Jesus.
The disciples and Jesus ate their Passover supper at Benjamin’s family’s house.
Benjamin feels guilty when he realizes that Judas plotted against Jesus. He can’t understand why the soldiers treat the innocent Jesus so meanly.
(Alex thought these eggs were so cool. He’s opening the one with the coins inside. Love his expression!)
Benjamin joins the disciples and friends of Jesus to witness the crucifixion.
He visits the tomb and is sad and confused. Along the way, Benjamin collects mementoes from each event of Jesus’ last days to put in his treasure box. He doesn’t realize the magnitude of the treasure until the last pages of the story.
Benjamin’s Box is a beautifully written and illustrated story for children about The Lord’s Passion. I love how it coincides with the Resurrection Eggs. I couldn’t read it without wiping away tears. Amazing to imagine what it must have been like for the witnesses of the time.