Dread of death ends when you know heaven is your true home!
In all my air travels I’ve never seen one passenger weep when the plane landed. Never! No one clings to the armrests and begs, “Don’t make me leave. Let me stay and eat more peanuts!” We’re willing to exit the plan because the plane has no permanent mailing address.
Nor does the world. Philippians 3:20 says, “We are citizens of heaven where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.”
Why don’t you do this? Give God your death. Imagine your last breath, envision your final moments. And offer them to him. Deliberately. Regularly.
My personal prayer has become, “Lord, I receive your work on the cross and in your resurrection. I entrust you with my departure from earth.”
With Christ as your friend and heaven as your home, the day of death becomes sweeter than the day of birth!
From Come Thirsty