Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25
In 2017, Inc. magazine published research on what Americans fear the most. Number one on the list was corrupt government officials; number 48 was death. The problem with annual surveys is that they tend to reflect what people fear most at the moment rather than what they fear in the grand scheme of things. Also, people tend to fear what they have the most knowledge about or experience with. Because death is not considered a “clear and present danger” to most people, it’s “out of sight, out of mind.”
But death is coming for us all (except those Christians who are alive at the Rapture of the Church). And there is no reason to fear it. Jesus said that those who believe in Him “shall never die” (John 11:26). How can that be? It’s true because those who believe in Him have eternal life today. Eternal life doesn’t begin when we die physically; it begins when we believe spiritually in Christ (John 17:3).
It has been well said, “Until we’re ready to die, we’re not ready to live.” Make sure you are living eternally today through faith in Christ.
Those who have welcomed Christ may welcome death. Matthew Henry