Because I live, you also will live.
I recently presided at the memorial service for a dear friend who had battled cancer for six years. In a post to family and friends, he wrote, “I have zero fear of death.”
Jesus altered the mental landscape for those who are his—by dying and rising he set us free from fear. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Ps 23:4).
Death is the great equalizer, in that it treats everyone the same: “Each person is destined to die once” (Heb 9:27). Die we must; but not alone, not in fear, and not forever.
“Because I live,” he promised, “you also will live.” And that life is forever.
Live for the day when God will wipe away
every tear and take away every fear.