By Enos Choy, Outreach Worker in Flemingdon Park
Today I was talking with 8 kids who had never heard the full Easter story before. “Why did Judas betray Jesus?” they asked. “Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?” “Why is the cross shaped like a lower cased ‘t’?” “What do you mean God can’t accept sin?” “What is sin?” “Is it Adam and Eve’s fault that there is sin in the world?” “How did Jesus come back to life?” “If Jesus came back to life, is he still alive now? Where is he? Or if he’s dead, how did he die the second time?” “If Jesus and God are the same person, are they twins? Do they look alike?”
I thought these kinds of scenes only happened in remote countries overseas. But as I learned from a friend earlier in the morning, Toronto is rapidly becoming secular and this is becoming the new norm.
After half an hour of dialoguing over questions and watching the YouTube video below, all I can say now as I reflect on the day is that
- God is still alive, well, and moving in Toronto, and
- I’m so excited to have witnessed the events of the day.
I am certain that this is not a result of the great skill and knowledge of my coworkers Esther, Felicia, and myself, but that this is God doing His work as we partner with Him. Jesus died for all our sins, and rose again so we won’t have to fear death. He came to seek and save the lost, every one of us, from the youngest to the oldest. He loves us. He matures us. And we want to share.
The seed has been sown. Now we pray for good soil.