The pilgrims at last encounter death, the King of Terrors for the unbeliever, but our Lover’s kiss for the believer. Christian comes into the River with much fear and doubt, but Hopeful shows us the role of those who stand alongside the dying believer and encourage him with Scripture and the remembrance of Christ’s faithfulness. Hopeful comes to the River with much faith and passes over in peace and with confidence. ââA wonderful reminder of our need to prepare now to die well. May God bless His Word.