Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?
1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV
Death no longer has the final word. For a Christ Follower, it is not the end. It is the beginning. Yes, we will miss those that have died, but the sting of death is gone because we know that Jesus has provided the victory.
Jesus Has Conquered Death for Us
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV
We are redeemed! By the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we have been set free from the sting of death. We have eternal life! Christ died for us. We no longer have to bear the burden of death.
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40 ESV
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t quite understand all of this. I mean I don’t get exactly how all this will happen or what exactly it will be like. But, by faith, I believe and through that belief, I have hope. This hope takes the pain out of death.
Some might call it a pipedream or wishful thinking, but I know it is more than that.
Death has been defeated by what Jesus did on the Cross. We are saved. What a comfort to know.
Receive Jesus to Avoid the Sting of Death
Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1 NLT
Even in death, God is watching out for us. He has provided the way out. It is up to us to accept His offer, but it is extended freely to anyone willing to believe. Death is not the end for those that put their faith in Jesus. What a great comfort and hope!