I don’t mean to suggest we don’t mourn those we lose to death, but if we really believe what we say we believe, then death is nothing to fear, it’s something to rejoice. Death is the key that unlocks eternity. That makes it precious, not perilous. Death is like blowing out a candle because the long awaited dawn has come. The light of the new day far outshines the light of the single candle.
I like what Lyman Abbott said on the subject, “I think of death as a glad awakening from this troubled sleep, which we call life, as an emancipation from a world, which, beautiful though it be, is still a land of captivity.”
Take Away: If we really believe what we say we believe, then death is nothing to fear, it’s something to rejoice.