John 11:25 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible: .
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.'”
Where there is death, hope never dies. Death brings new beginning and restoration. There is no hope without death, and life becomes more valuable and meaningful to us when we experience death and resurrection. Thus, death is not the end of life, and resurrection as new birth is necessary, both in the present and future. Resurrection is a present reality, a christocentric experience.