How do you explain the concept of Jesus' death and resurrection to a three-year-old? That was the question Josh and I were faced with as we celebrated Easter this weekend. We began by reminding Abigail what Christmas was all about...it was the day that Baby Jesus was born. Then the conversation went a little like this:
Mommy: "Easter is a fun time to get dressed up, hide and hunt eggs, and eat a little candy (emphasis on "little"!), but more importantly, Jesus died and Easter is the day that He came alive again."
Abigail: "Why?" (that was a shocker!)
Mommy: "Jesus came alive again because God told him to." (I know, I know...but it was the best I could do.)
Abigail: "Well, I hope he obeyed the first time!"
Can you tell what we're working on at our house? :-)