There is something about knowing where we will spend eternity when we leave this world that brings about peace. We see this played out in a familiar statement, “They made their peace with God”. I believe this means that a person is ok with the fact that they will die soon because they are ready to meet their maker.
The scripture teaches us that we can know with certainty that we possess eternal life and it’s because of our faith in Jesus Christ. I John 5:13 reads like this, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life”.
When we come to the end of our lives and know that when we open up our eyes in the next life that we will be with Jesus in this wonderful place called heaven, then that produces a peace within our hearts.
Also, when we have a loved one or friend whose life ends tragically or when they are way too young to die, in our estimation, we can possess a peace if we believe they were ready to meet God.
The big question is, do you have this peace yourself? The good news is that if you don’t, you can; just ask Jesus to forgive you and come into your life and He will.