A sick man turned to his doctor who 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 do not know." "You do not know? You a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"
The doctor was holding the handle of the door, on
the other side of which cam sound of scratching and whining, and as
he opened the door a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with
eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said,
"Did you notice that dog? He has 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 with
Pulpit Helps, date unknown