Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The other side...

A friend of mine from church sent this to me in an email ... I had never heard it before & I loved it. Maybe because I have 4 little examples of it that I see every day... it made me look at death a little differently - hope it does the same for you....

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room & said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side"

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I dont know"

"You dont know? You're a Christian man & dont 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 & whining. As he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room & 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 didnt know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here & 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 & that is enough"


  1. I tried to post a comment but this internet doesn't work very well! I absolutely love this analogy!

  2. What a beautiful story! I will remember this in times of fear and worry.

  3. Awwwww, dogs are a perfect comparison to what we should be!

  4. Love it! What a great analogy!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh my...I just got chills...

  6. Beautiful, but it's a tough lesson to teach kids. My 11yo is going through a fear of dying stage right now. I've talked to him about how wonderful heaven and eternity with God will be, but to a kid who just loves this life, it's a hard sell.

  7. RJ,
    I've never heard this one either. So good.

    Love you friend,

  8. I love this. What a great description of Heaven!

  9. What a great way to put it! Gabe was just today asking me about Heaven, and tearing up at the thought of leaving behind his Legos and our dog. God love his heart. I'll have to share this idea with him...


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