A message for a sad heart: My husband and I drove to West Virginia today to spend a few minutes at the funeral home of a dear friend who lost her father yesterday. Her dad is no longer in pain. He's kicking up his heels in heaven. The hard part is the here and now for those who are left behind. Death does seem so final, but the good news is that it is only final without Jesus! Jesus makes death only the door to eternal life! And that's the Gospel's truth!