I am selfish; I want what I want. For the believer in Jesus, we are just passing through this earthly life. EARTH is not our home; HEAVEN is our home--our eternal home. Let that sink in--ETERNAL HOME--as in NEVER-ENDING. If we keep that perspective, we won't fret and go to pieces over our loved ones' eventual "passing."
Or will we? We are human, and it's human to want to keep our loved ones with us. In truth, we should be rejoicing for him/her to be able to see Jesus and meet God, the lover of our souls. He or she will be WHOLE with NO illness and no infirmity.
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. 2In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.…"
Our time separated from a believing loved one is only as long as our time left on earth. Take heart, the risen Jesus has gone to prepare a place for each of us in heaven, where there will be no more tears, no more sadness, no more sickness.
This doesn't challenge my belief if I grieve what's to come or has come; it makes me a selfish, loving daughter who wants her father with her as long as possible.