If I go to nothing, cords of death entangle me. If this current happiness is all I experience, then pain and suffering are a mockery.
But if I go to eternal life, then even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, it is only a shadow and I will not fear.
Hope defeats even death. Where, Death, is your sting? Where is your victory?
My God chose death, even death on a cross, and rose again to life, conquering you forever. So that when I pass through death, you will only be a shadow, for I will then be more alive than ever!