1. Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I do not want you to
be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you
sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and
rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive
and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those
who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead
in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught
up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus
we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these
Grief is a
deep-down feeling which mainly results from the death of a close person.
It demonstrates that, we love this person very much and have a bond with
them and that we miss them. God gave you the ability to cry and to have
compassion. If you are grieving due to the death of a Christian who is
close to you, then your tears will become tears of hope.
You can be certain that death for a Christian is entrance into the eternal
glory of God. As a Christian, you do not have to worry about the future.
Additional verses to study: Ecc.7:2-4; Isaiah 51:11; 61:3; Daniel 12:1-3;
Matthew 24; 2. Peter 3; Luke 4:18; Revelations 3:1-6