Reflections on death with reference to the death of Elder John Copelin. The Christian is blessed to enter into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ with a conscious reality of rejoicing in the presence of Him, the holy angels, and all the saints who died before him. For the Christian, at death he is absent from the body and present with the Lord. Truly, Elder Copelin not only was an example as to how a believer is to live, he also displayed to those around him how a believer is to die. It may be said of Elder Copelin as our Lord said of Nathanel, 'An Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.'