Many times death comes unannounced. People fall in their tracks, as they work out the things of the day. Sometimes death comes in a protracted celebration. Some people suffer on their bed for moments, while others suffer on their bed for years.
If I am blessed to spend my celebration on a deathbed, there will be joy in me. Though my face be racked with pain. Though my body convulse in agony. There will be that unspeakable joy of his promise.
How is it possible for any Christian to have a differing view of these things? As we believe, so is his promise extended. As we believe, so the Christian receives.
By His Grace