Death is not the end for believers.
When I worked as a hospice nurse, many times, I was asked how I was able to handle the deaths. My response was and continues to be, death is not the end. I do not look at death as a final experience, but as a start to a new beginning, with Jesus.
The Word tells us of this hope. This eternal life. This new kingdom, if you will. So I know when I close my eyes for the final time, I will leave this old body, and reside with Jesus, forever. That is not bad news, that is good news!!
Yes, we are grieved by the deaths of our family and friends, but if they were believers, they are in a better place. They are in the best place, with Jesus.
Just imagine, when He comes back, those that are sleep, in Jesus, will rise first and be caught up with Him!! We will not be here for the tribulation to come. When I envision how that will look in my mind, I become excited!!
Are you afraid of death? Are you a believer? Don't be afraid, it is part of His plan. He allowed your life for a purpose, but He also had a mansion in mind, just for you!
John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, Revelation 21:1-4
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