Saturday, April 18, 2009

Out of the mouth of a child

The week before Easter, Nathan (3 1/2) had the opportunity to hear the Easter story from his Sunday School teachers, his MDO teachers and at home.

After MDO the Tuesday before Easter we were headed to church for a special evening service. As we walked up the parking lot into the church, Nathan shared with me what he had learned at MDO that day.

Nathan: Some guys took Jesus away because they thought he was a bad guy, but he really wasn't. Then, they took his clothes off (and that wasn't nice) and he died on the cross. He died on the cross for our sins.

Me: Yeah, all of the bad choices we make.

Nathan: They put him in a cave, but he didn't stay in the cave. He's alive!

Me: Jesus loves us so much!

Nathan: Yeah! Hey, daddy...Jesus loves us so much doesn't he?!

Just retaining that much of the story from that morning at school amazes me. I am so grateful for loving Christians adults in Nathan's life. You never know what children pick up on (even if it looks like they might not be listening)!