How do you “explain” to an elderly man (lifetime member although inactive for many years) that God is not to blame for his wife being literally on death’s door? What do you say when he asks why is God doing this to us? Is He punishing us for not going to church all these years? Is this His way of repaying us back for coming back to church these last few months?
Hubby has been at the hospital almost nonstop for last 24 hours with a member as they sit with the wife. He is having a hard time talking to this man who is watching his wife of over 50 years slip through his fingers and doesn’t know what to say. I said don’t say anything at all… just let him grieve and let him talk. I told him to ask this man if he wanted a blessing of comfort.
I’ve run out of ideas..