The Good News of Easter addresses man’s most essential fear: death.
There comes a time in life when one faces one’s mortality in a deeper way. Perhaps death in the family or of a close friend; or young celebrities who appeared to be full of life; or we ourselves get very sick. It just won’t go away.
Jesus shows us that death is no longer an enemy for those who believe in Him because of His own death and resurrection.
Just as a little child comes out of the dark womb and looks at the mother who bore him or her for 9 months, face to face, so death is the canal we pass through to enter into the fullness of the gift of eternal life.
This doesn’t mean that our natural repugnance to the physical death of our body will disappear overnight. It just means that we are to remind ourselves that Jesus has conquered the darkness, the eternal separation from God, so that our physical death becomes but a passageway to heaven.
There we will see God face to face and He ‘will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain’ Rev 21:4.