Death Is Not the End

Death is not the end of life,
in fact, itís life anew,
if youíre in Christ the Savior,
and the Spirit lives in you.

 Itís the start of better things,
no tears, no hurt, no strife,
no illness, pain or cares
that weight us down in life.

 Gazing on the sovereign God,
joy and peace forevermore;
stepping from constraints of time
through Heavenís Open Door.

 We need not fear mortal death,
it beats this life, for sure!
Perfection is what God has planned
for those who can endure.

Peggy McIlveene
January 19, 2004

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--for we walk by faith, not by sight--we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:6-8