Preschool and the Gospel

I’ve mentioned before that I have son in preschool at Shoreline Christian School; his name is John. He has a pretty great story for being only three, but that’s another blog post for another time. He and I have shared so many sweet moments over the years, but a recent conversation really stands out. It’s the one where I was able to share the gospel with him.

One day he said to me, “Did you know, mom, Jesus died on a cross!” His simple statement led to a 30-minute conversation about Jesus, Adam and Eve, sin, the cross, Christ’s resurrection, and his reign as King. I drew him a picture illustrating our separation from God and the cross with Jesus on it as our bridge.

I kept thinking, “Wow! I can’t believe we’re having this conversation. He’s 3; at any minute he’ll move on,” but he stuck with it so I kept going. My drawing expanded showing the tree in the garden, the snake, the tomb and Christ on his throne. Now somehow Jesus in a flying car entered the gospel story…but nevermind that, I had just shared the gospel with my son. How awesome!

As I’ve reflected on this conversation, I don’t know what spurred the initial thought in John’s heart. Was it something he’d heard at school or at church or in our daily home life? The answer is Yes! to all of the above. I’m so thankful he is in an environment --part of a community--that is speaking truth into his life. At Shoreline Christian, we talk about the partnership between family, church and school - and it’s true! We are constantly amazed by the things he recounts to us daily after school ranging from letters of the alphabet to brushing your teeth. And on this particular day Jesus dying on the cross. We are so thankful to have such great partners!