Death hurts. Even Christians.

Christians don’t grieve in hopelessness, but in hope. If God didn’t forget His son in death, then we have confidence and hope that He won’t forget His other children that have “fallen asleep”.

Jesus rose from the dead and when He comes again, those who died in Christ will rise, too. We can confidently face our future and our own mortality because we know death doesn’t have the last word. Jesus is coming again – this enables us to confidently face our own death and comfort those who have lost loved ones. We have genuine hope in the face of grief.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18