Before we go, our teacher reminds us about our Easter lesson. “What do you remember about the story we heard?” she asks. We pass around a cross as we each answer her question. When it’s my turn, I say, “Jesus died for our sins!”
“Before Jesus died and rose again for us, it was like God was on one side of a cliff and we were on the other side of a cliff with a big valley in between,” our teacher says. “The big valley was made because of all the sins or bad things we had all done in our lives.”
She moves to the chalkboard and draws two cliffs with a valley in between.
“Then Jesus came. Because He paid for all of our sins, He built a bridge for us to God.” She draws a cross between the two cliffs. “Jesus saved us and brought us close to God! Let’s pray.”
I still love the story of Easter. I can’t wait to tell it to my family when I get home!