Answers to Tough Questions

The thought of death can be a scary thing. Even though we think we know what to expect when a loved one is at the end of their journey, I’ve learned that we are never prepared to say goodbye.

I bought a book called God Gave Us Easter, by Lisa Tawn Bergen, for my granddaughter for Easter. In it, the Papa explains to his cub (child) what happened to Jesus. In real life, this would most certainly cause a young child to start asking questions or want to talk about death. Although the majority of the book doesn’t focus on this, I found this to be something worth mentioning in case that day comes when you will have to answer a little one’s questions about death.

The little cub said, “I still don’t like dying.”

“Neither do I. We were born to love life. God loves life. But sometimes we have to let go of one thing so we can move on to another.”

“For instance, think about this river. Where do rivers go, Little Cub?”

“To the ocean!” Little Cub loved the ocean.

“Yes! The river ends, but it spreads into something even bigger. Heaven is like the ocean for us. Because God gave us Easter, we can be a part of something bigger–and even though we talk to Jesus now, in heaven we will see Jesus face to face.”

Amen.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” ~ John 11:25-26

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Photo taken in Jupiter, Florida

 

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