QUESTIONS WITH AND WITHOUT ANSWERS
We are gathered here today on a very sad occasion. One of the most painful experiences that life affords is that of the death of an infant. The death of a child I think is the greatest sorrow a person can know. We come today with more questions than we do answers. We all have a lot of questions. There are questions that we will ask that have no answers and there are questions that we will ask that have answers.
I. QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS
1. We do not know why this tiny life was taken before she really began to live.
2. We do not know the talents and abilities she had
3. We do not know her favorite ice cream and other likes and dislikes
4. We do not know what kind of impact she would have made in our world and in our
II. QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
1. Was God aware of what was going on? We can know that God knits us together in
our mother’s womb and that we are all precious in the sight of God. God knows us even
inside the womb. Jeremiah 1:5= “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before
you were born I set you apart.” God did know Zoë and know that we prayed and prayed
2. Where is Zoë? We can know that Zoë is in the presence of the Lord. Genesis 2:7 tells
us that God created each person with an eternal soul. Every human being has a living
soul, a soul that has the capacity to spend eternity with God. The Bible tells us in 2
Corinthians 5:3 that “to be absent from the body to be present with the Lord.”
Many times we think about Matthew 19:14 and relate it to simple faith... having the faith
of a child. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Yet, maybe God was telling us that
Heaven, right now, is full of children just like Zoe. Today she resides in Heaven in the
arms of our dear Savior.
3. What now? Now, I would like to encourage you to look to God for help. Isaiah 61:1
describes God as the God who binds broken hearts. The idea is that God will wrap Himself
around our hearts to help heal the hurting. God promises comfort to those who mourn.