My little nephew told me that he forgot to send a mobile phone along with his grandfather while dying. If so then, conversation with him would have been still possible.
For Christians, death is not the end of human life. It is just one phase. As the human physical body loses its life sustaining attributes, the Spirit leaves for its destination, the original place from where it came Christ defeated the powers of darkness and death on the cross, so no more they need to disturb our souls!
For those who believe, our beloved forefathers who left us earlier are still a reality and they live today. By living in Christ, one could sense their concerns, their thoughts. For my nephew, he could feel his grandfather’s influence, presence everywhere and he is a reality.
In the case of this boy, there is a reflection of true Christian understanding of life beyond this world. Though some of us may over look at it as mere innocence.
But there is a statement of hardcore faith in it. Death is not the end. It is just one side of a coin.
“In my Father’s house are many rooms; If it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you…..where I am going ” St. John 14: 2-4