“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Psalm 23:4. Death for the ungodly is a frightening prospect. When they pass from this life, it means that they will lose all contact with God. Their eternal abode will be in endless distress and darkness, with no hope for relief or redemption. On the other hand, for the Christian the dark door of death is only the other side of the shining gate of life. Foreboding as it seems, it actually opens to us the blissful joys of Heaven. The momentary shadow cast by the “last enemy” means that Jesus, who is the Light of the world, is waiting to receive His redeemed children. Although believers may dread the pain and discomfort of dying, they never need to fear death itself. Those who truly fear God need not fear death.