Ten Hundred Word Resurrection
Every year, on the day when people give each other sweet things that look like baby flying animal cases, we remember that a long time ago, God’s son came back to life after being dead. This is called ‘resurrection’.
After this happened, he was a bit like when he was living before, but also a bit different. He still had deep cuts in him from when he was killed, and people could put their hands right in them and touch him, so it’s a bit like he was a dead body that could walk around, like in movies. But he could eat normal food, not just brains, and he could also walk through walls and other way cool stuff.
Other people in the Big Book of God came back to life after being dead, but that’s not the same thing, because none of them walked through walls or looked like different people when they were talking to their friends. They didn’t eat brains either, which is probably a good thing. And it seems that they still died in the end, although the Big Book of God doesn’t say so, because someone would have noticed if they were still around.
But Mr Jesus didn’t die again at all, because he had a new different body like we’ll get if we go to the nice place in the sky after we die. We might get one if we go to the bad place under the ground as well, but the Big Book isn’t clear about that. If we did, it might not be so bad, because we could carry on like normal even if people cut our body up, and if the Bad Person tried to hurt us we could look like someone else or walk through a wall to get away from him.
So instead of dying or always staying here on the ground, he went flying up into the sky to be with God so he didn’t get in the way. That’s another cool thing he could do with his new body. Maybe the nice place in the sky is like a picture book where everyone has really amazing powers like flying and things. I wonder if you can decide which powers you want. I’d like to be able to not be seen.
Image courtesy of Ambrozio, used with permission