Denver picks up his narration. After lowering Deborah’s casket into the ground, Denver sits on a bale of hay next to Deborah’s grave and talks to God for the entire day. Denver tells God that even if he is in control, Denver still doesn’t understand why Deborah died. After a while, Denver talks to Deborah as well, thanking her for loving him when he refused to be loved and seeing through his mean exterior. Even though losing Deborah hurts, he does not regret loving her.
Although Denver is similarly pained by Deborah’s loss and confused by why God allowed it to happen, his posture is notably different than Ron’s. Denver does not rage at God, but submits to his control and expresses gratitude for the life that she led. His faith suffers much less than Ron’s, suggesting that such an approach is a healthier way to interact with faith and with God.