For the past 2 months, death has been around me from a coworker unexpectedly passing in July, and a coworker's spouse also unexpectedly passing this week. Expectations of death are near too as a father of a family was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer with a little over a year to live and my neighbor's wife also recently went into hospice.
Each of these unique situations have spoken to me in different ways, but two things are common to every one of them. The first is that death comes to all eventually. This sounds obvious, but with unexpected deaths, this truth can be more shocking and disconnected than it is. And yes, unexpected deaths are sad and shocking, but death comes to all. The second is evaluating where your trust is for your life and ultimately your death. Are you trusting in yourself and your works during your life as a down payment into the afterlife? Or are you trusting in God's solution for death? "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
I hope all that read this post will consider where your trust is for your life and your death and I hope that it is in Jesus Christ who has conquered death with his death on the cross and resurrection and sitting at the right hand of the Father. He is Lord over all - including life and death.