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.