(Author Unknown)

8-8-01 SOW Seeds Service of the Church Within - Story #148

Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds]

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: My Sister Diane

Story of the Week
(Author Unknown)

                A sick man turned to his doctor, as he 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 don't 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 the door there came the sound of scratching and whining. As he opened the door a dog sprang into the room and leaped 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 with gladness."

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        I think one of the Greatest Gifts you have given to me Father, is the Sureness of Knowing what Awaits me when my time on this mortal planet is finished. Knowing what Follows this Earth life, and knowing what kinds of Wonders I can look forward to after my body dies, gives me such an Incredible Inner Peace and Assurance that I don't know how I ever managed to survive before without it. All I remember about Before You put the Urantia Papers into my hands, is that I was confused and terribly frightened about the prospect of death. You have shown me a higher Truth… that it is but a Graduation, a Metamorphosis into an Advanced form of Life, an Exquisite Opportunity for Higher Learning and Growth and Experience. You have shown me Also that I may begin that Life Here and Now as I Am, and that That is how I can make Heaven a part of my life on Earth. If I could give but One Gift to all the people of this world, it would be that Peace and Assurance that You have given to me.
        Thank you God! Your Will be Done according to Your Infinite Wisdom!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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