Easter Through a Child’s Eyes

My non-Christian colleague thought that I would be the perfect person to talk about Easter with the class (without, of course, all the details), but they were wrong. During circle time this morning, I asked if anyone celebrated Easter. To my surprise, the Christian kid in the class didn’t say anything. But during free play later on, he walked up to me and said, “Jesus died on the cross for my sins.” I can’t explain the joy I sensed in my spirit to hear a five year-old use simple words to describe “Easter.”

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, today I also came across something that my non-verbal, four year-old niece made to represent Easter. Here’s a sweet little girl who, once again, used simple objects to represent the Gospel message.

Little kids don’t complicate things. They simply believe. Yet we, with all of our knowledge and understanding, have a difficult time sharing the simple message of the cross. Listen to what Jesus had to say to His adult audience, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). He was absolutely right.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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