But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them who are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Pero no queremos, hermanos, que ignoréis acerca de los que duermen, para que no os entristezcáis como lo hacen los demás que no tienen esperanza. Porque si creemos que Jesús murió y resucitó, así también Dios traerá con El a los que durmieron en Jesús.
Our faith and our hope tells us that those who have died before us are just sleeping. When Jesus comes again, they will rise and go too. Do we sometimes go overboard worrying about those who are asleep and not those who are still here and don’t know Jesus? Something to consider. Praise You Lord Jesus!