To some it’s totally foreign
Or maybe a little bit odd
That the death of one of his saints
Is precious to our God.
In the death of an unrighteousness man
God does not find joy or delight
But the passing of one of His children
Is so precious in His sight.
How could something sorrowful
That causes our heart to pain
In the eyes of our heavenly Father
Be a blessing, a thing of great gain?
Perhaps because His ways are higher
And His thoughts are not our own
He sees the bigger picture
Which to us, oftentimes, is unknown.
This cursed earth was not meant to be
Our final resting place
We must depart from here
To see Him face to face.
For the child of God, death’s a doorway
To leave this old, sinful world
Trials and tests will be over
satan’s darts at us, no longer hurled.
And we cannot choose the time
Or the manner in which we will go
To that place where there’s no more pain
And the clear, crystal river does flow.
To be absent in the body
Is to be present with the Lord
In that place where sin never enters
And forever, He will be adored.
And though we do miss our loved ones
And experience grief and tears
We also know, they’re in the presence
Of the God who really cares.
Rejoicing on streets paved with gold
As before God, they shout, dance and sing
In His eyes, the grave is no victor
And death is not a sting!
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Rev 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
2Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
1Corinthians 15:54,55 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?