My kids learn first that Jesus died for our sins. Then, when they’re old enough, we discuss exactly how He died. Finally, for a question I hope they’ll be pondering for the rest of their lives, I ask them why He suffered and died. Why did He do it this way, when He could have chosen any number of other methods to save our souls?
My son, who is seven, ventured a guess: “Was it just easier that way?” Nope. Harder. Much, much harder.
First, we discuss how sacrifice makes a gift more precious. The kids could understand that something won through sacrifice is more meaningful than a gift given easily: if someone has 100 pieces of candy and gives you one, you might enjoy the candy, but...READ MORE