My Musings – The “sanctioned position” is “to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” But only for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. For those who have not, getting old is indeed better than the alternative.
My Advice – If you have not put your faith in Christ you can. It is open to all who will believe and receive. But “now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation,” for we never know if we will ever have another opportunity. For we certainly do not want to be absent from the body without Jesus present in our heart.
If you have put your faith in Christ, do not get too comfortable being “at home in the body.” For the things of this world can distract us, causing us to drift “away from the Lord.” We do not want Him to be displeased with our walk. Rather “we should make it our goal to please Him.“