Evangeline on the death and resurrection of Jesus

I have a friend who often tells me to write down the things that my kids say and do. One thing that this blog has given me is a forum for doing that. I have in no way written about every funny or interesting thing that my children have done, but having the blog has been something of a motivator for me to record a few of the more interesting kid stories. As you might have guessed, I have a new one to share.

Our children are attending VBS at the local United Methodist Church this week. The boys attended VBS there last summer, and they enjoyed it. This year, all three are old enough to go. After I brought them home today, Evangeline (3) climbed up on my lap. She said, “Mommy, I don’t want to die.”

I said, “Did you talk about someone dying in Bible school today?”

She said, “Yes.”

I said, “Who died?”

She said, “Jesus.”

I said, “Yeah, but what happened to Jesus after he died on the cross?”

She said, “He come alive again.”

I said, “What happens to us when we die?”

She said, “We come alive again too.”

I said, “Yes, we will come alive again some day. And, we don’t need to worry about dying, because God takes care of us.”

It was so wonderful to me that she understood (at least in some child-like way) that Jesus died and then rose again. From the expression on her face, I could tell she was putting a lot of thought into this conversation.