“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15, ESV)
Life has a way of making us forget death. But God doesn’t want us to forget death.
Death’s presence puts daily life in its true perspective. The sweetness of your blessings is made manifest, the sharpness of your trials is dulled.
Death clarifies the path of faith. Why have difficult or awkward conversations with those you love? Because death fast approaches.
Why prioritize eternity over your to-do list? Because death can snatch whatever we haven’t given to the Lord.
There is no Gospel where there is no death. Death is the crisis that brought our Savior to the world. Death is the penalty that explains why our Savior paid so great a cost.
No, do not forget death. But do not forget the end of death either.
One day there will be no more death. One day death will be swallowed up by life. One day the precious saints will no longer sleep.