Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. – Psalm 116:15 (NIV)
The idea of death can seem really scary. I know death has been something that has always been a bit scary for me. I used to lie awake and fear death. Sometimes I’d wonder if today would be the day I’d die and be concerned about what that would be like.
As a Christian, I know that I also have to see what God’s word says about the issue. When it comes to death, what does God have to say?
In today’s verse, we see that God sees the death of his servants as precious. That helps me with my fear of death because what seems scary to me seems precious to God. He knows that we will be with Him in heaven. And to Him that’s precious.
I’m not wanting to go to heaven for a long time, but it’s good to know that when I do die here on this earth, that it is a precious event to God.
I don’t need to fear death. Death for me is a victory because I get to be with God in heaven and that will be truly wonderful!