Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.
John 19:40-42 NKJV
Death precedes the Resurrection.
We rejoice at the thought of a resurrection, yet are fearful of the death necessary to bring it to pass.
A seed must first die if it is to live again and produce a bountiful harvest.
We must also experience death to various degrees here on earth if we are ever to develop into all that God would make of us and actually fulfill our purpose while we are here.
Don’t focus on the death.
Seasons come and go for a reason. Some aspirations, positions and relationships must die if we are ever to move forward.
Instead of mourning them, hope with expectancy for the new thing God would do and a joy yet to come.
Death is merely the beginning…
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV