James, Jesus, and Easter

This morning, I showed James the Sandi Patti YouTube video of Via Delorosa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5fSu4a8-rE&feature=share)

After watching...........

James: "I don't like seeing Jesus with all that blood on him. And they put nails in his feet. And the mom looked sad. Why were they so mean to him?"

Good opportunity to share about Jesus' love for each of us that he was willing to suffer and die for us - but the true hope and awesomeness is his risenness....

tough concept for a four year old - for many of us -

do any of us truly grasp how much our ABBA loves us to send JESUS to earth to suffer and die for us so we can be forgiven of our sins and live eternally with Him????

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o'er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o'er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
'Tis an ocean full of blessing, 'tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 'tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!