Zoe has been rocking the children’s sermon for a while now. On Wednesday night, when I held up a crucifix (a cross with Jesus on it, something rarely seen in our particular Lutheran congregation) and asked who it was, she shouted, “Jesus of the world!” (Pro Tip: Don’t be intimidated. Her other big answer of the night was, “Pizza!” My girl is a theologian, but she’s a crowd-pleaser, too.)
On the way home, I asked Zoe for more information. Our conversation went something like this:
Maggie: Is Jesus the savior of the world?
Maggie: No? Then, who is he?
Zoe: He’s baby Jesus.
Maggie: Well, what does he do?
Zoe: He grows up!
Maggie: And then what does he do?
Zoe: He’s lifted up!
Maggie: Yeah! What is lifted up on?
Zoe: On the cross!
Maggie: That’s right!
Maggie: (Muddled attempt to explain the death and resurrection of Jesus, and what it means for us now. Come on out Easter Sunday for more details!)