I find this verse especially comforting this Memorial Day week as we remember those that have served our nation, as well as our family and loved ones that have passed before us.
Maybe we have questioned God as to why He has taken our loved one. We are reminded in this Scripture that sometimes "the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil." I find comfort in that. Though we dearly miss them, we know they are far better.
Very clearly, they have entered into peace. They have found rest in death.
And with the complete counsel of the Word of God, we know Jesus is the key to their eternal life. Our loved ones are in the presence of the King of the Universe, if they have received the amazing gift of eternal life offered to them through the blood that Jesus shed on the cross.