We can have peace about death, when we have peace about life; and– peace comes from knowing God. I stay so busy with life that I avoid thinking about death; however, I’ll admit that when I think about death it tends to scare me. Death scares me because it is personally unknown to me–I’ve never died before. Knowing God causes the fear of death to subside because when we know Him, we know that life is much more than breath. Before I began to seriously seek God, death used to scare me for different reasons. For one, I doubted the security of the salvation which was purchased by One I barely knew. Also, I was afraid because although I had accepted His ticket for eternity, I was living in the disobedience of my own will. I was afraid of judgment. I doubted His salvation. My disobedience set me at odds with my own peace. The only peace I possessed rested in the frail security of the temporal—my money, possessions, position, friends and family. I didn’t understand the peace which God gives—that is, the peace which defies explanation or understanding and surpassed my temporal experiences of peace. This exceptional experience of peace comes only from God. We never find it if we never humbly seek Him. When we turn from our own way and constantly seek Him, we find peace we never imagined: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7) When we live in God’s will, the peace and security of life with Him causes our fear of death to subside. Experiencing God on earth gives us confidence that experiencing Him in heaven will be even better. The closer we are to God, Who gives life; the less we fear death.