Here is the Apostle Paul on the Christian’s prospect of bodily death:
So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. — 2 Corinthians 5:6–9 (NLT)
In the New Testament, the Christian is often likened to a soldier fighting a battle. No soldier wants to be dishonourably discharged for dereliction of duty. But all soldiers long for the time when their tour of duty is over and they can return honourably to their homes and loved ones.