Wyatt has all these pieces to the puzzle, and he just can't quite put them together.
Last night, I tried to explain Easter to Wyatt. He is so excited about getting candy and finding and decorating eggs, but I want him to understand why we celebrate Easter. We pulled out our rather pitiful (missing pieces) Resurrection Egg set and Wyatt's AWANA book so that we could have a little devotional time. I explained that death makes people sad because they miss the person they loved and that a long time ago Jesus died. It made all of his friends very sad, and they were confused because they thought He was going to be a king, but then He died. I then explained that three days later He rose again, and we celebrate that on Easter. This resulted in a conversation about blood and hospitals and all kinds of stuff. Finally Wyatt mentioned that we each have a Jesus in our hearts and asked if there was more than one and if He could get out. This launched a conversation about Jesus being everywhere. I don't think Wyatt gets that. He has some pieces but can't put them together. Wyatt is very anxious to hear Jesus talk to him, so we talked a little about how Jesus talks and how to hear Him. I think this is confusing to Wyatt as well....but the really tough question is....."Why is there no Jesus in China?" ...another piece that Wyatt can't fit into this puzzling concept of an omnipresent God. We have our work cut out for us.
In other news we visited the zoo last week, and Wyatt tried to talk me into bringing home a giraffe and a goat. He actually said, "I'll take this one" about the goat. Sorry Dude, not happening!