The urgency of the question is matched only by the reticence of Scripture. We want to know, we need to know, what happens to our loved ones when they die. When someone who has been our constant companion in life and love, always at our side, is suddenly no longer there, their absence screams for an explanation. What has become of them? Where did they go? Will we ever see them again? “At this point saying that it’s all just speculation, or that we really don’t know, or the always popular but vague – ‘She’s in God’s hands now,’ just won’t do” (Scot McKnight). We want a straight answer. And so, as Christians, we turn to the Scriptures.