Whether 5 or 105, many of us must face the loss of a loved one, and the loss of a grandparent can be especially hard. The Hair Angel begins when Kirsten loses her tooth and finds a dollar under her pillow. She shares her joy with her grandpa. But soon Kirsten finds out that she can put so much more under her pillow. Her dreams, her love of Grandpa, and Grandpa’s love of God are all tucked under her pillow. When the hair angel visits, Kirsten finds that God has a plan, even though something might appear to be a loss, like losing hair as you grow older.
Read this inspiring story to help your child cope with loss spiritually. Then read the essay for adults and learn to both literally and figuratively “put something under your pillow” for God.
Jesus said, “The very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matt. 10:30).
The Lord said, “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you” (Is. 46:4).
The Apostle Paul who was caught up to the third heaven and saw indescribable things said, “…as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly” (1 Cor. 15:49).