We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We all occasionally wonder about the moment we’ll die, and it can be a terrifying thought. But it truly should hold no terror for the follower of Jesus. One of the best ways of changing our attitude about death is by studying this subject in the New Testament epistles. For example, in Philippians 1:23, Paul said he was hard-pressed to decide whether he’d rather stay on earth or go to heaven, for the latter was “far better.”
In 2 Corinthians 5:8, Paul used the words “confident” and “well pleased.” That’s not the language of dread or fear. Let’s adopt his attitude—the biblical attitude. Let’s anticipate all Jesus has in store for us in the future.
Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine….I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven. I look forward to the reunion with friends and loved ones who have gone on before….I also look forward to serving God in ways we can’t begin to imagine.