Don't grieve as those who have no hope
Richard looks at Paul’s reminder to us that Christians who have died are in the presence of God and will return with Jesus when he comes again. The hope that Paul talks about is not a vain hope but a certain hope. In these difficult times focus on the truth and remember those who are no longer with us are enjoying "fullness of joy in the presence of God".
1 Thess 4 v 13-18