Click on the title above to link to an outside website and read Martin Luther's preface to his commentary on the book of Galatians. It is the best summary of the Gospel I've seen so far. Please take the time to read and re-read. It will be of such help and comfort.
I don't need to worry about dying. I'm already dead. I'm a walking dead man. I don't need to comfort myself that when I die I will finally be with Jesus. I'm with Him now! We fool ourselves into thinking we are really only alive here on earth. The only reason we are alive, truly alive, is because of Christ. He conquered death! So we can amen when we say "O death. where is your sting?" and "O grave, where is your victory?"