Watch this touching stop-action video of “rocks crying out” presenting the story of the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples in the upper room in the days prior to his crucifixion and resurrection. It’s produced by Patti Rokus, author of the book, He Is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter (Zonderkidz, 2019).
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God. Believe in me also. There are many rooms in my Father’s house. If this were not true, would I have told you that I am going there? Would I have told you that I would prepare a place for you there? If I go and do that, I will come back. And I will take you to be with me. Then you will also be where I am.
Jesus knew that the Father had put everything under his power. He also knew he had come from God and was returning to God. So he got up from the meal and took off his outer clothes. He wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a large bowl. Then he began to wash his disciples’ feet. He dried them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
“He who is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
“I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you.”
“Then Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to them and said, “This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do this in memory of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup. He said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. It is poured out for you.”
One of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.
Bio: Patti Rokus, the rock lady, can’t stop picking up rocks on her hikes throughout the Pacific Northwest. Being outside used to be about the trees, sky and critters, but now it’s all about rocks, because they tell stories, which can be seen in her internationally published books and viral videos. Children and adults all over the world are recreating her art with stones and pebbles of their own – deepening their connection to God and finding peace in our busy world.
As a recovering corporate product manager with companies like Nike and Microsoft, Patti knows what it’s like to feel too busy to prioritize what matters most. So, she left it all to release her inner artist and find ways to share her love for nature and the Creator. She’s committed to helping us reconnect to our source and find greater contentment. Her speaking engagements and online presentations are filled with rock art demonstrations and stories of unexpected serendipity that has led to a very unexpected life. She is also a singer/songwriter, a Christian, and a teacher of self-discovery.
Patti says whenever she finds a heart-shaped rock, she’s sure it’s a love note from God. But when all kinds of rock shapes became irresistible, she gathered a bucket full on a solo camping trip in Montana. Later, when she spilled them out and pushed them around, she discovered the entire nativity story told by those same rocks. Those pictures turned into national book deal—A Savior Is Born. A second book emerged of rocks telling the story of the last week of the mortal life of Jesus—He Is Risen. Visit her website, RocksTellStories.com. Each page is frame-able but also powerfully serve as teaching tools for learning the Bible stories of Jesus and the Good News. This coffee-table books has a gorgeous embossed cover of sparkling foil and spot gloss that virtually shouts, “Open and savor the Word of God in pictures as you’ve never seen it told before. These collector’s books are the first in a series on the Life of Jesus.
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