Good Friday Chocolate Pretzel Crosses

My girls & I have made these for my Good Friday Sunday school class. Hopefully the class will be sticking them into home made mini oat bran cup cakes iced with their choice of chocolate (mud) or green (grass) icing.

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Hopefully these treats will help to focus some of the Easter hype away from bunnies & eggs; & back towards the cross, & Christ where it should be.

The Old Rugged Cross
George Bennard, 1913
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.

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