Death is a reality we must all face one day. Death is painful, yet it is not the end. After death we do not disappear into nothingness. God created us with a soul, and one day our soul we be separated from our body in what we call death. The soul goes back to God, and the body is left here on earth, until the resurrection.
The comfort Christians have in death is, because we believe Jesus died and rose again, we will be resurrected with a resurrected like that of Jesus, we will live with God eternally, and we will see each other again (I Thess. 4:13-18).
Christians, when our loved ones transition from life, let us grieve with hope and comfort each other with our mutual hope.
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.