Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
O Lord, death serves as a grim reminder of sin and its consequences. It carries along with it sadness and sorrow when I lose a loved one. Yet for those who die with faith in Jesus, I find lasting joy amidst the temporal sadness for the departure is not a permanent “good-bye,” but rather a “see you later.” Yes, as death became the doorway to heaven for all believers who have passed on before me, it is the portal to paradise for me, also. There I will celebrate a homecoming where death no longer separates, but life is lasting joy and happiness in the presence of Jesus and all the saints. Comfort me with this truth. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.