As Salamu Alaykoum dear brothers and sisters!
Death is an inevitable end for all of us. However, this life is merely the beginning. We are living a trial, an exam that has two outcomes, failure or success.
How could the soul not give pause to the call, the call of worship to its Creator? To Allah, the most Merciful, the most Forgiving? Or to the beauty of the first bird's call just before Fajr--the call that awakes every soul to the worship of Allah?
It is depressing to ponder upon our sins and our ungratefulness. However, if we remember Allah (swt) in everything we do, then InshaAllah our death will lead to success into Jannat Al-Firdaws.
"Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: "O Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to you! So safeguard us from the punishment of the fire."
(Surat Al-Imran: 191)
الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَى جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Death is knocking on your door. Are you ready to meet your Creator?