“Jake, good to hear from you. What’s going on in your world?”
“Opa, I’m waiting for Jesus to give Elsa back to us.”
“Uh, Jake, who’s Elsa?”
“Our white fishy. She died. Jesus is supposed to bring the dead back. I asked Mommy when Jesus is going to bring Elsa back.”
“Hmm… Interesting theological issue. “For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep” (1 Thessalonians 4:14). That’s about people.
“But Jesus will bring our fishy Elsa too?”
“Hmmm…. An old professor told me that a minister’s job is to give comfort. How old are you, Jake?”
“Hmmm… Yes, I’m guessing Jesus will bring Elsa too. Just for you.”
“You ministers can make it so hard. Opa, let it go!”
PS. After that theological speculation, Diane and I will take next week off from the Minute. Have a good and safe Labor Day!