Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Psalm 116:15
Death is something that people love to avoid and hate to talk about. Yet death is a very well known part of life. Most people have experienced being around death at some point in their life, either directly with someone they personally know or about someone they are familiar with.
Parents get old and die. Loved ones get killed in an accident. Someone dies from a disease. People read in the news about someone getting killed or dying.
When a person dies, there is usually a funeral or memorial service to remember the life the person had lived. During this time, it is usually a sad time for most people. The sadness comes from losing someone who they cared about and loved. The closer the person was, the more painful it is.
God looks at death as something different, especially for believers. When someone who believes in Jesus dies, God finds it as a good thing to happen.
Thinking that death is a good thing, can be morbid to most people. And for most it would be something to be dreaded. The majority of the world does not believe in Jesus. Since that is the case, most of the people in this world do not have anything to look forward to when they die.
Believers, however, get to look forward to eternity in heaven. God looks at it as the ultimate healing and provision. Once you die and go to heaven, you have no more needs. You will never have pain or suffering again.
One thing that you will have is all eternity in heaven with the one who loved you and saved you from your sins. God is excited about that.
If you have a loved one who loved and served God that is dying, look at it as the best healing that they can receive. They get the greatest gift ahead of you, eternity in heave with Jesus and the Father.
Do not fear death, but look at it as a step into eternity with God. Remain faithful to God and He will remain faithful to you and save you. You will step into heaven someday. Look forward to that day.
Rejoice when you see a believer step into heaven. Rejoice as you see your day approaching to step into heaven. Do not fear it or mourn it.
I pray today that you will know the love God has for you; that God will remove all fear of death; that God will reveal what He has in store for you; and that you find joy in believers stepping into heaven.