“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Phil. 1:21
Just as a parent needs to know that his or her child is safe at school, we long to know that our loved ones are safe in death. We want that reassurance that their souls go immediately to be with God. But do we really believe it? According to the Bible we can. Scripture is surprisingly quiet about this phase of our lives. When speaking about the period between death of the body and the resurrection of the body, the Bible doesn’t shout; it just whispers. But within those whispers, if you listen closely, you hear a firm Voice. This Voice assures us that, at death, the Christian immediately enters into the presence of God and enjoys conscience fellowship with the Father and with those who have gone before.