Faith-filled children have a simple, pure way of expressing hope in the face of death. If you’re looking for inspirational memorial verses and touching quotes for an upcoming funeral, or something uplifting to include in a sympathy card, read what these kids have to say.
The following kids were asked what heaven is like:
“Heaven is paradise. The weather is nice. It never rains. Nothing can go wrong. My dad will not have a scar in the middle of his head. We will be perfect." – Jake, 9
"Heaven is beautiful with no hurt or talking about people and no drugs. It is all good. You will be beautiful. Clouds are floating. Kids are laughing and praying with Jesus. You get everything you want, and you have beautiful voices to sing for God's glory. Sunflowers are everywhere. Streets are made of gold! And it smells heavenly." – Annslee, 11
"Everything is free. Everyone lives in a mansion. No one has to go to work. There are no house payments." – Christina, 12
From a six-part devotional on Psalm 23, here is a pertinent quote from a young Christian:
"'He leads me beside still waters' could mean he brings peace if you put your trust in him. So, if you're thirsty, you can go to him, and he will quench your thirst with his love and peace. He also provides rest for a troubled or weary heart." – Haleigh, 9
The following is a deeply touching example from the devotional called, “Why Do People Have To Die?”
How do you know if you're ready to go?
Listen to Rainey, 10: "I really don't know why some people die before others, but the important thing is not what age you are when you die. It's whether Jesus lives in your heart. If he does, you'll live with Jesus in heaven forever."
Rainey wrote this only a few months before she and her sister, Lacey Lipscomb, 8, went home to be with their Lord in a train crash in Bourbonnais, Ill., on March 15, 1999.
Ten-year-old Rainey and her sister didn't expect to see Jesus so soon, but they were ready. They now know more than ever the importance of having trusted the Lord Jesus with their eternal destiny.
Anyway, you see what I mean about how tender and untainted kids can be when they talk about death, heaven and God. They can really minister to people – even grown-ups!
Below is a special index from Kids Talk About God containing memorial verses, kids’ quotes and devotionals. They were all hand-selected as having content pertinent to memorials and funerals. Note the six-part series on Psalm 23, probably the most famous memorial verse of all. All may be used free of charge. Click on a title.
Do babies go to heaven when they die?
Why do people have to die?
What is heaven like?
What can we take to heaven?
What is hope?
Can I trust the Lord to supply my needs? (Psalm 23:1)
Can I know I'm in the place where God wants me? (Psalm 23:2)
How can God help me when I’m really down? (Psalm 23:3)
How do I live without fear? (Psalm 23:4)
How does God protect us from danger? (Psalm 23:5)
Can I be sure God is with me? (Psalm 23:6)
What can we learn from suffering?
Artwork and quote from Rainey Lipscomb
(ideal for funeral program insert)
Click here, then go to last picture in the last gallery of the New Testament.
To provide comfort and hope to grieving loved ones, refer them to the following 30-second videos from the Kids Talk About God Online TV Spots. Click any of the questions below to visit the TV spot menu. These faith-filled children can provide comfort and hope when loved ones need it the most.
What is heaven? (30-second video)
Why did Jesus die on a cross? (30-second video)
Why do people die? Part 1 (30-second video)
Why do people die? Part 2 (30-second video)
Why do bad things happen? (30-second video)
Any combination of the above memorial verses, quotes and devotionals may be used in a memorial web page to commemorate your loved one. Kids Talk About God can create a page for you that memorializes your loved one. It can include name, dates, photos, obituary and tributes from family members and close friends.
You can email the website address of your page to relatives and friends who are too far away to attend the funeral. They can visit your memorial web page from anywhere in the world and sign your online guestbook with their condolences and fond memories.
You can also get personalized business-sized cards with the web page info and a memorial message of your choosing. You can carry these cards with you to hand out as you see people who were unable to attend the funeral, or who don’t know about your memorial page. You might even wish to enclose them in your Christmas cards.
Here are some other ideas for Kids Talk About God Memorial Business Cards:
1) Bless the children of the church or school where your loved one attended. Let us create a memorial web page that makes our entire online portfolio available to children as a memorial to your loved one. We can send the business cards that contain the web address to your loved one’s memorial web page directly to you, the church or school.
2) Bless the children of the church or school where your loved one’s children or grandchildren attend with a memorial web page and matching business cards.
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