Yesterday was Palm Sunday, so I read Austin the story from his Bible story book and then we acted it out with figures from his story basket.
We also made paper palm branches so he could participate in saying" Hosanna" with the crowd.
But the best part came when Austin said something about "more palms" and needing scissors. I got a little nervous when he returned with his scissors and headed towards the storybook. But instead, he took his own palm and cut out a miniature palm and laid it on the hand of one of the people in the picture.
He had noticed that not everyone in the picture had a palm of their own.
"These people don't have a palm. I'll give them one from mine!" And he proceeded to cut out little green snippets until everyone pictured had their own palm branch.
And we sometimes think that they don't get it. That they are too young to understand the message of love and sacrifice. Perhaps they are not the ones who lack understanding.
"Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God."