Death's Sting

I have never been particularly okay with temporary goodbyes. I have also never been even half way decent with goodbyes that are permanent.

I admire people who have such a joy for life that they have come to terms with the truth that life here on earth is temporary and fleeting. I am not one of those people. I cherish people who are okay with death and therefore relish in each and every moment. I am also not one of those people.

I wish I was, but the truth is I am not there yet.

When one's feet are on the edge of life while tiptoeing into death, should this not be one of the happiest transitions as a Christian? I want to believe this, I want to experience the joy, the power in resurrection, the absolute grace. Yet death's sting is still too great for me to grasp such truth.
"The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." -1 Corinthians 15: 56-58
Father God, work in my heart to believe this and trust your holy word.

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