God’s view and our view of death tend to be different. We see death as the end; God sees it as a beginning. From God’s viewpoint death is not permanent. It is a necessary step for passing from this world to the next. From God’s perspective death is a small price to pay for the privilege of sitting at his table. The Scripture says, “Flesh and blood cannot have a part in the kingdom of God…This body that can be destroyed must clothe itself with something that can never be destroyed” (1 Corinthians 15:50, 53).
In other words, we must die for our body to be exchanged for a new one. So from God’s viewpoint death is not to be dreaded; it’s to be welcomed.