2Kin 4:8-36, 30 But the (dead) child’s mother said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her
The story of the Shunammite woman is one of the most remarkable stories in the Bible. It is the story of faith that sees, faith that believes, faith that holds on. She who bore a son through a promise was now holding on to the lifeless body of her son she lost, yet not giving up.
If you believe in the resurrection, the last thing to prepare for is a burial. This is a good ground for parents not to bury their spiritual dead children, that is give up praying for their salvation. To convey spiritual life to dead souls, one must feel deeply for their case, and labor fervently in prayer. Though parents, ministers cannot give divine life to children, they must labor diligently with all that God has made readily available as if they could do so and leave the outcome in God’s able and faithful hands. I am a living testimony of this.
Faith in God secured in prayers does not prepare for a funeral, it prepares for resurrection. This kind of faith is not denying reality, it sees possibilities, therefore have faith that sees, faith that believes, and faith that holds on.