Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What lies on the other side

Facing his own death a man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.”   Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know”.  The dying man said “You  don’t know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?”  

As the doctor was holding the handle of the door, from the other side came a sound of scratching and a dog whining, and as he opened the door, a golden retriever sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.  Turning to the patient, the doctor said,  “Did you notice my dog?  He’s never been in this room before.  He didn’t know what was inside.  He knew nothing except that his master was here and when the door  opened, he sprang in without fear.

You see, I don’t know what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing… I know my Master is there and that is enough.”

Heaven lies on the other side.

Heaven is the ultimate end and fulfillment of the deepest human longings, the state of supreme definitive happiness.  What a beautiful place, a lasting resting place, where waiting for us is our Creator.

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