Sunday, March 31, 2013

Resurrection Day!

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!"

Smarty pants.

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.


  1. Sweet boys!! Love this age where they love to learn. Glad y'all had a happy Easter!!

  2. Train a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it! What a great promise as parents. We also have 2 boys (5 and nearly 3) and it has been so fun watching Bible stories come alive to them and seeing their ever-growing ability to understand. Not to mention the things we all could never fully understand, but that they just "get" so quickly and easily because their little spirits are so open and receptive. What a fun adventure. And love reading about yours. :)

  3. It was such a wonderful day. Thanks for all you did and for the boys who make everything fun.

  4. I agree that teaching about the Lord is the most important thing a parent can do!

  5. I love the crescent roll - marshmallow idea. It reminds me of a chapel service given by a chemistry professor, years ago. He had styrofoam peanuts that represented our sin, and some kind of acid that represented grace. And the peanuts kept disappearing as he put them in the container. It stuck with me. I can see how the marshmallow roll will stick with kids. And smell better.

  6. You have a beautiful family. What a blessing to teach your children about God. Have a great day.