Death isn’t something we want to think about too often, but as redeemed and loved children of God, we actually don’t need to be afraid to think about it. Here are some facts to consider about death: 1) It’s a certain thing. That doesn’t mean we should obsess about death, but it’s a good idea to try to be mentally prepared for it. 2) It’s a stopover. The word ‘walk’ in Psalm 23:4 means each step we take brings our departure date one day closer – a reminder to make every day count. The word ‘through’ tells us it’s only a temporary passage and not our final destination. The word metamorphosis paints a picture of a humble caterpillar being transformed into a beautiful butterfly that can soar. Likewise, the Bible describes our new bodies in these words: a) ‘Incorruptible’, meaning we’ll never again have to deal with pain or sickness (see 1 Corinthians 15:53). b) ‘Immortal’, meaning we’ll be ageless and incapable of dying again (see v. 53). c) ‘Shadow’. In certain circumstances, a shadow might seem frightening, but it can’t harm us. And in fact, the only way a shadow can exist is because there’s a light shining somewhere. We need ‘fear no evil’ because the Lord is with us, and He has conquered death, hell, and the grave. Jesus said, ‘I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death’ (Revelation 1:18 NKJV). The key to our eternal destiny isn’t held in our own hands or anybody else’s, but in the hands of the One who loves us the most.