walkingFear of dying.  It colors so much of my life.  I don’t want to die. That’s why I go to the doctor, I buckle my seat belt, I eat my vegetables, I exercise.  If I follow all the directions and rules, I just might live and live and live and….

It’s that eternity that God has placed in our hearts.  We can’t shake that desire to live forever.
“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; …”  Ecc. 3:11

So…this desire to live and never die comes from God.  Life is good.  But I believe it is godly to be bold in the face of death.  It is godly to not fear death.  God has promised…..

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die…..”  John 11:26

I’m always a bit taken aback by how God addresses the death of the saints.  I have to look again.

“Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints.”  Psalm 116:15

“Then David rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David.”  I Kings 2:10

The death of his saints is precious rest.  I have a long way to go to adopt that view.  He will change me.  He will prepare me.  “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”  2 Peter 1:3.  He is a gracious God.  He will also give me everything I need for death.  He is my God.