This verse is at the top of my "to do" list on my iPod this week (I have 2 "to do" lists - one for Bible reading, the other for "stuff")
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
A friend of mine called me on Saturday and told me that her husband's mom had passed away earlier in the week. She had been sick for a long time; sick and in pain.
For Christians, funerals are a much different event than the funderals of the lost...
At the right hand of our Heavenly Father, there are pleasures forevermore...in His presence we find fullness of joy.
For the lost, this life is as good as it's going to get. For the elect, this life is as bad as it is going to get.
Leaving this life is not a tragedy for the one "going home". We miss them, yes. But for them...it's their invitation to the wedding feast.