Given a recent tragedy in my family I felt inspired to talk about death. When I heard of this tragedy the
first thing that popped into my mind was a poem by Gordon B. Hinckley former president of the church. The poem goes like this:
"What Is This Thing That Men Call Death?
The gift of Him who loved all men
In this poem he talks about the strength that God can give us. Personally, I love the line "There is no death, but only change..." As sad as death inevitably is, there is always something we have that we can turn to... the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is always there to offer comfort. Through this gospel, we know that there is more to this life; this life is merely a time for "men to prepare to meet God." (Alma 34:32) I know that there is more after this life. I know that Heavenly Father loves us, and I know that he has a plan for us. Although at first death, or better yet "change", is a time of tears, God will help and give you strength. Lean on Him - He is there.