Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s
Romans 14:7–8 (ASV)
7For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself. 8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
Despite the many threats to harm him, some of which had been carried out, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life without fear, his only desire was to do God's will. With him the saying by Apostle Paul was true that, "whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord."
Like for Apostle Paul, so it was for Arthur Pierson, doing God's will was all that mattered and to live was Christ but even death was gain.
A blind man was seen singing as he attempted to cross a busy road, when approached and asked why he was singing, his reply revealed that he was one who knew that head or tail; in life or in death, he was God's and that God was with him.
The miraculous healing of Tarin's wife and son from filariases, in spite of a prediction of doom by the Dekai people, drew their attention to the God of Tarin's. They declared, "...we can see that it is good news to have a God who is so powerful in the face of the diseases and troubles you have been passing through.”