One of the most hopeful things my father has ever said, which gives me tremendous comfort, is stated below. It couldn't be any plainer.
What Bible character would you most like to meet? Why?
My father answered, "Jesus--and I will meet him. He saved me, is saving me, and will save me . He made this life so much better for me and will give me an even better one in the hereafter Thankfully I will get to meet all those other Bible characters whom I might have named as the one I would most like to meet.