Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Death, a beautiful way to explain it

A sick 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..' 

'You don't know? You're, a Christian man, 
and don't know what's 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 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. 

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.'

I got this in an email this morning and thought it was to beautiful not to share.  I hope it touches you as much as it touched me, makes you smile as big as it made me smile, and gets you excited for what's on the other side of the door.    

Most people think of Psalm 23 as a funeral verse, but take the time to read it, digest it.  It's a wonderful picture of promise for the living.

Psalm 23(NIV) 

The LORD is my shepherd I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for His names sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; 
Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, 
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

As a Christian, I know I don't have to fear death and look forward to spending eternity with my Father, who is just as excited to see me and as I am to see Him.  Be blessed.

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