I myself have had a very close encounter, with someone I love dearly dying. my wife passed away two months ago. Letter she wrote to me for me to read after her passing, she told me she believed she would see me again in the Palace of Our King. This is the great hope we all can have, gathering in the Palace of Our King.
Death is not the end of the story for all of us as Christians either. We are pilgrims passing through this physical world with its pain and suffering. There is life beyond death! This is the clear-cut promise of God in the Bible.
Do you have that hope in your heart? Do you know that if you were to die tonight, you would go to heaven to be with Christ Jesus forever? You can, if you will trust Christ Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord.
In John 14 verse 1 to 3:
V1 “Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me”.
V2: In my Father’s house are many dwelling place; if not I would have told you, I am going away to prepare a place for you”.
V3: “If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also”.
For Christians, the grave is not the end, nor is death a calamity. We have a glorious hope, the hope of heaven and The Palace of Our King.