Monday, May 15, 2006

From My Inbox: Scratching the Door

What a wonderful way to explain death

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, a Christian man, do not know what is 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 just hope that the Pearly Gates are a little more durable than the door in the picture.

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Sister Eva-Maria said...

Hi, Darren! This is a wonderful story! Hope all is well for you. You have a wonderful blog!

God bless you abundantly.

Sister Eva-Maria

Julie D. said...

One of my favorites ... great photo too!

Moneybags said...

A wonderful story. I love to call Jesus by the title of "Master" when I pray. Your story was quite inspiring.