“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1 Corinthians 15:55
A young boy was seen cutting across a cemetery lot just around dark and was later asked by an observer, “Aren’t you scared?” “No,” said the boy. “I only cut through here to get home.”
The boy didn’t see any reason to fear the cemetery; the only thing he focused on was how quickly he was going to get home.
In the same way, we have no reason to fear death; it is merely a shortcut to our heavenly home. The Bible tells us that the instant we are absent from this life and this body, we are present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). In other words, we are literally carried from this life to the next in the arms of the One who created us . . . we are never alone, even for a moment. What a comforting thought!
Friends, if we have accepted the Lord as our personal Savior, we have an eternity yet to live with Him! We should rejoice in that fact and keep our eyes firmly fixed on Christ until we so long for heaven that, like the little boy, we see no reason to fear the shortcut home. (From Turning Point)
Death for you as a child of God is to fall asleep in His arms and awake in the other world, alive forever beyond the power of pain, safe forever from all sickness and suffering.