My person said I have to stay really quiet and listen because the Easter story is very important. I’ll try, person.
My person says that Jesus was crucified on the cross. That must have hurt.
Yes, I’m listening, person. I still don’t get why he was crucified though.
So God can’t look on sin and we all have it? Even me? Not me.
Well yeah, I do that but… I do that too, but it’s not my fault.
Jesus is the only one qualified to take all our sins upon himself and he had to die on the cross to do it? So God can look at us because Jesus took our sin for us? It’s a free gift from him?
We have to do what? Ask for that free gift? That’s all? That sounds really simple.
So what does that have to do with Easter?
Jesus didn’t stay dead? How could that happen?
My person says that after Jesus died he was buried in a tomb and a very large stone was rolled in front of it. On Sunday morning Mary Magdalene and some other women went to the tomb. They didn’t know how they would move the stone, but when they got there they found it had already been rolled away.
Mary ran to Peter and John, two of Jesus’ disciples, and told them someone had taken Jesus and they didn’t know where he was.
Peter and John ran to the tomb and found nothing inside but the linen and burial cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus. They didn’t understand what was happening and they went home.
Mary Magdalene stayed there and stood outside the tomb crying. She looked into the tomb and saw two angels sitting where Jesus had been.
Person, you didn’t tell me there were angels in the story.
I’m really listening, person.
The angels asked Mary why she was crying and she said they had taken her Lord away and she didn’t know where they had put him.
Mary turned around and saw a man standing there. She thought it was the gardener.
A gardener? Does he grow good stuff to eat?
I’m sorry person. I couldn’t help myself. You made me think about food.
Okay. The man asked Mary why she was crying and who she was looking for.
Mary said to the man that if he had carried Jesus away could he please tell her where he had put him and she would go get him.
The man then said one word to her. “Mary.” She immediately recognized that it was Jesus.
But person, you just told me Jesus died on the cross. How could that be him?
He did? God raised him from the dead? And Mary was the first one to see him?
Do you think I could see him too?
April 8, 2012 at 11:46 am
Happy Easter to You and your Entire Family Bongo!!!!..:-)
A Big Woof, Woof…WOOF From Penny
April 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Thanks Penny. A very Happy Easter to you and your family too.
Chancy, Mumsy and Crew
April 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Great Easter story sweet Bongo! Chancy’s ears perked up when I read the part about the gardener. 🙂 Hope you all are having a wonderful Easter. Hugs and nose kisses
April 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Chancy, you should be in that story. Then there would be a real gardener. I’m having a great Easter now that my person is home. She left me for awhile this morning. Something about a church service and Easter egg hunt with the kids. I don’t know why she didn’t take me. I like kids and Easter egg hunts.
April 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Bongo, thank you for telling this story so beautifully.
April 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed it Bobbie Rae. Happy Easter!
April 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm
OMD! This story is so beautiul and I’m very touched! I’m glad to hear that Jesus is back!!! No wonder why people celebrate Easter and I hope we do in our country, too! 🙂
April 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm
Kevin, it is a very beautiful story, and it would be awesome if Easter was celebrated in Japan.
April 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Happy Easter Bongo and family!
April 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Rumpy, Happy Easter to you, Jen, DeDe, and all the cats (did I say cats?).
April 9, 2012 at 1:29 am
Happy Easter Bongo! [Our Easter week starts today]. To your last question, I think the answer is “yes”, all kindhearted can…
April 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm
Marina, Happy Easter to you too. My friends the collies think that Jesus may have appeared to a dog first. If they can see him I know I can too.
April 9, 2012 at 3:43 am
GREATEST STORY EVER!!! We hope you had a great Easter and I believe Bongo, that someday you and many others will see Jesus. 🙂
God BLess You!
the collies and chuck 🙂
April 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Collies and Chuck, it is the best story, isn’t it? I would love it if everyone could see Jesus.
April 9, 2012 at 4:36 am
Oh we love the Easter story Bongo! Hope you had a Great Easter!
April 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Thanks Bassetmomma. I did have a great Easter. I hope you did too.
April 9, 2012 at 4:55 am
I’m sure you could see Jezus, Bongo, he’s in your heart already. I was fascinated about the story, and had forgotten you just a tiny little bit, untill you brought up the food 😀
We (the Binky’s and I) wished you a Happy Easter already on their blog, but I think your person is still to busy to visit us, therefore I hope you all had a great Easter-time and lots of eggs 🙂
April 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm
Angels Whisper, I made my person stop by your blog for your Easter wishes. We miss reading all our friend’s blogs so we have to sneak a peak every once in awhile. She says she can’t read very many yet or she’ll never get all the homework done for her classes – but she’s getting there. Glad you like the story. My person says it’s one of her favorites.
April 9, 2012 at 7:43 am
I think you’re a great story teller buddy 🙂
I hope you had a lovely Easter,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
April 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Thanks Snoopy. I had a great Easter. I hope you did too. Awesome about you winning that contest.
April 16, 2012 at 6:21 am
Hey Bongo, Happy belated Easter blessings to you . . . i’m in a time warp so it makes me live way in the past especially here in blog world. *sigh*
April 16, 2012 at 10:57 am
Sunshine, time warps are okay as long as you pick a good time to stay in – and Easter is special. Happy late Easter to you too.