Death – What Dogs Can Teach Us

This was one of the anonymous items I received in my email.  I like it so much because it really does speak to the issue of death and how we, as Christians, should approach 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’re a Christan 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.

Turing 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.”

Maybe it’s because there is a dog involved, but I just love this story.

The last line says it all…”I know my Master is there and that is enough.”

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