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Lately, my 5 year old has been asking a lot of questions during our Bible time every night before bed concerning the topic of Jesus dying on the cross. He is very analytical in his thinking, and sometimes he asks questions that I get stumped on to know how to answer. My husband and I have been praying that God would give us the words to say that he would be able to understand. So, one night a couple of weeks ago, he was asking why Jesus had to die on the cross? I started explaining to him about our sin and because we sin, we deserve to be punished. But because God loves us SO much he sent Jesus to die on the cross to take our place. I share more and more details of the story based on the questions that follow each statement. Then, towards the end of the discussion, he decides to recap.. he says, "So, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and (holding up his hands like claws) Wolverine has claws to protect us." I about lost it...I told him that Jesus is a true story and Wolverine is just make believe. I had been talking to him for about 15 minutes so I am not sure how much he grasped...but I will faithfully answer questions as he asks them and pray that one day, he will truly understand what it means to be a Christ follower.