One of my most memorable Easter moments as a mother, was when Harper recounted the story of the Crucifixion as she had “heard” it on an animated video. In her 3 year old mind, she was sure that the narrator was saying:
“And so it was, that Jesus died on the cross, between two feet.”
Well, now it’s Zane’s turn to recount the events. Here are just a few comments that he shared from our readings about the Crucifixion and Resurrection:
“Jesus died. But He will come back alive so that He can come over on Easter.”
(anyone want to come to our place in costume?)
“Jesus died on the cross. When he became undead, He was another Jesus.”
(hmmmm. Night of the Living Jesus?)
It’s hard to explain to a three year old that the, um, “undead” Jesus is the same as the one who died on the cross. His response to this was:
“Oh. Ok. Now He stands on clouds.”
So, we’re not quite there yet in terms of understanding.
I often wonder if we even truely understand it as adults.