For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
— John 3:16 (KJV)

Once we are born, the only certainty is death. You cannot persuade it to leave you alone. It is demanding, relentless, torturous - a great shadow over your life. Death is also the judgement of God upon human beings for sin. However, there is a way out for those who put their trust in Jesus.