Elisabeth Kubler-Ross died earlier this week.
This morning while driving the kids to school, Erin said, “Daddy?”
“What?” I replied.
“When we die and go to heaven, does that make God happy?”
(I was about to give an answer, but thought better of it and decided to give a question instead. You see, I am learning.)
I said, “What do you think, Erin?”
“I think being in heaven makes God happy. But I don’t know about dying.”
“What did Jesus do before raising Lazarus from the dead?” I asked.
“Umm…” the kids pondered.
“What’s the shortest verse in the Bible? What did Jesus do?”
“He cried. Right before raising his friend from the dead, he cried. So I think death is always hard and sad.”
(for Rich, and Chris, and all who have lost loved ones recently)