Easter Sunday was a very good day. We always spend some time reflecting on the Savior and his sacrifice and gift to us. It was made even better as we viewed it through the eyes of a boy who is very well-acquainted with Jesus and also with death.
Naso talks about death constantly. He is always concerned about the injustice of those who pass on while they are still young. He does not want to be a Grandpa at all. He has a few gray hairs on his head and when someone asks him about them, he gets very sad and says he does not want to die and he does not want to be a grandpa. I’m sure a lot of this comes from the fact that he watched his mother die. She was very young.
He also talks a lot about Jesus and the bad men that killed him. “Didn’t they know that he was a good person?” he always asks. He also usually follows up with, “If I had the power, I would shoot fire from my fingers and punish them!” He can not bear the beating and crown of thorns and crucifixion that Jesus had to endure. He wanted to know, “if Jesus has the power, then why would he not save himself? If I was a superhero, I would save all of the people! No one would die! I could even save Jesus!”
It was such a sweet experience to teach him about the Resurrection. Jesus does have the power to save us, and because he died and suffered for us, and was resurrected, we will live again. “Even my mom?” “Even Papa Bill?” Yes, they will all live again. “What about Superheroes?” Superheroes are nice to think about, but the truth is, we don’t need them. We have the Savior and he will save us every time. “Oh.” That’s a lot for a little guy to ponder, but I hope some day it will heal all the hurt he has seen in his short lifetime. What a blessing he is to us.