Sunday, March 31, 2013
We had a great day, today, with family!
This year it was really special helping the boys understand why we celebrate Easter. We started talking about it a few weeks ago and then their wonderful preschool teacher emphasized what we were already going over at home.
One day Ty came home and said, "Mom, why did that man Judas want to see Jesus hurt?" It opened up a window of conversation about the evil that exists in the world (especially greed).
The boys seemed to really grasp the purpose of our celebration, as much as their four year old minds would allow. At church, they made these special resurrection treats, for the purpose of symbolism. Jesus was representative of the marshmallow tucked inside the folds of crescent roll (his tomb garments). They put "Jesus" in the oven (tomb) and, later, when the checked the rolls for Jesus, he was gone...
The teacher had led me through the activity. When we left the classroom, I said, "Boys, what a cool way to tell the story of Jesus' resurrection. Where did Jesus go when you checked the tomb cloth?"
Ty looked at me, wittingly, and said an exaggerated, "Moooom....that marshmallow melted. It wasn't Jesus!"
It is such a privilege to watch my boys discover faith. Of all the things Ben and I do with them, teaching them to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, and strength is the most important.
at 9:30 PM