Jesus died on a cross for our sins. This is important because it shows us that He loved us very much, but it also shows us that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecies throughout the Bible. Long before He was even born, people had been sharing truth about Jesus that God had whispered on their hearts. Jesus proved all of these messages to be true.
When Jesus died on the cross, all of life changed for all people. It used to be hard work to get forgiveness for sins. Animals had to be sacrificed a special way, or gifts had to be given through a detailed process. After Jesus died and rose again, forgiveness was as simple as a prayer. This is the biggest, sweetest gift of Easter! We can live forever, forgiven and free because of the love of Jesus on the cross!