~ The Bells ~
In countries like France and Italy the bells are silent from HolyThursday until Easter Sunday. In Germany and central Europeeven the bells on farm buildings are still, though they begin toring again on Holy Saturday. With the bells silent, the farmpeople of the Middle Ages felt uneasy. So, to comfortthemselves and their children, they would say, "The bells haveflown to Rome, but they'll come back on Easter.”
~ The Egg ~
The egg is like Jesus’ tomb. It is enclosed, it isquiet, and it seems lifeless. Yet within an egg, thepromise of new life is waiting to burst forth. Jesus’tomb was like an egg until early on Easter whenJesus rose up to a new and glorious life.