So, our 3-year old boy today asked us, "why did Jesus die on the cross?"
I had no idea how to explain it to him, honestly, in a way that would make sense to him. Any thoughts?
Is he asking why did He have to die specifically (as opposed to living forever without dying), or why did He have to die on the cross (as opposed to dying in bed)?
I'm not certain really. He asked a bunch, simply, why did Jesus die on the cross? He also is very curious aboutthe soldier cutting him, and I don't even know where he heard that part! Quick boy.
Thank you both for the input. I've anticipated these kinds of issues. Until now, it's been hard to explain, but not so hard, a lot of emphasis on how much Jesus loves everyone, how important communion is, how special of a place church is, etc.