The greatest news of the Gospel is Heaven! Yes, the Gospel does proclaim hope to the poor, sick and mistreated, but above all, it proclaims hope for all of us because we’re all going to die. This life is important, but you and I should not stop being the kind of people who remind each other that this isn’t the end. You should enjoy life on earth, but it’s the life to come that gives you an eternal hope and a future. If you are baptized in Jesus Christ when you die, your sins are no longer on you, so it will be more like waking up than falling asleep!
Multiple studies have been conducted that prove that the dread of death leads to some of our greatest pathologies, as well as to brokenness in our relationships. You don’t have to be afflicted by that. As a believer, you not only get to enjoy the gift of Heaven, but the gift of freedom from fear of death. You can hold to the hope that no matter what happens to you, good things are ahead if you believe in Jesus Christ!