Surveys reveal that many of us have a fear of death. Yet for Christians, there is no need to fear death. In fact we have been promised that if we place our faith in Jesus, we will have eternal life. This means in faith that death is just a doorway from this life to the next.
I love how the Apostle Paul uses the words of the prophet Hosea in his letter to the church of Corinth. He says because Christ promises us life – why fear death.
“….then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”… But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
So don’t fear death. Instead claim in faith the gift of life.