Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"I am afraid to die."

This last Sunday I used a "loyal dog" illustration in our sermon at DPC.

That story prompted one of our church family members to send me the great story below.

As we prepare for a church family funeral tomorrow—giving thanks for the life of a man who will be mightily missed—I share it with you all now...


A terminally ill 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.”

The doctor was holding the handle of the door. On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped to the sick man with eagerness and joy.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said:

“If you know Jesus as Lord and Savior then you can be as wise as your 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.  I know little of what is on the other side of death. But I do know one thing. I know my Master is there and that is enough….”

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