Really, A Comfort in Death? (Ephesians 2:11-22; LD 1)

If you were to poll people on the street they would probably confess a willingness to spend lots of money to be more comfortable.  We want to be comfortable, but there is the issue that we all face in this life: nothing lasts forever.  We know that if we get something new that makes life a little easier it will not last.  It will break.  This is why the promise of the catechism is so radical that we can have a comfort in life and in death.  How can that be?  A comfort in death?  Is this really possible to a comfort that is in this life and extends beyond this life?