A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave
the examination room.
“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 christian man
and don’t know what’s on the other side?”
The doctor was holding onto the handle of the door;
On the other side came a sound of scratching and whinning.
As he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room,
and leaped on him in 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.”