A sick woman turned to her doctor, as she was leaving the room after paying a visit, 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 do not know? You, a Christian woman! You do not know what is on the other side!”
The doctor was holding the handle of the door, on the other side of which came a sound of scratching and whining. As he opened the door a dog sprang into the room and leapt on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said:
“Did you notice that dog? He had never been in this room before. He did not 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. And when the door opens, I shall pass through with no fear, but gladness.”
Why do many of us fear death?
Fear is often a symptom of being unprepared!
Jesus said, “As for that day or hour no one knows it – neither the angels in heaven nor the Son – except the Father. Watch out! Stay alert! For you do not know when the time will come.” (Mark 13:32-33)