Tamed Cynic is a reader-supported publication. If you appreciate the work, consider joining the posse of paid subscribers! Revelation 22.1-6, 17, 20-21 On Tuesday I buried the wife of a very dear friend. With the body of his beloved at rest before him and his sobbing daughter beside him, struggling to stay on her feet, I looked first at him and then to the hundreds gathered around him and I gospeled them. “Because Jesus lives with death behind him,” I announced, “so shall you live.” “The next voice she hears will be the Lord Jesus calling her at the resurrection into the Last Future,” I proclaimed.
Beautifully said. Luther said, "Next to the gospel, music is God's greatest gift." As you hint, perhaps music is the gospel that sets us in tune with creation.
I, too, did pastoral care at Nationwide Children's. I understand Green's feeling of inadequacy and sense of failure to connect with the real pain and promise of families gathered there. Nick's story is a welcome word of hope to us all.