Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another Sweet Message From my Uncle Bok Chuka

I can easily imagine that many of you also simply adore the wonderful emails from my uncle Bryan, Bok chuka (Choctaw for 'lake house').
We are pleased to forward another from him here.
This one is so comforting. Solace to those who may be frightened
of the next step which awaits us all:

This really is the most beautiful explanation of death I've ever heard.
Had to send it on to my family and friends.


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 Christian 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.

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.'

(sorry - cannot break this)
May there be peace within you this day.
May you trust God that you are exactly

Where you are meant to be.
I believe that friends are quiet angels
Who lift us to our feet when our wings
Have trouble remembering how to fly.

Isn't that simply beautiful?
Uncle Bryan is such a confident, quiet source of Christian strength
to everyone who knows him.

Such a genuine blessing to us!

(I simply must tell him to stop dancing
with 'mah Tilde'...
~She's mine~!)


Christopher Willis said...

Quote from Jars of Clay - I Can Only Imagine:

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel

Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still

Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall

Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

That was extraordinarily beautiful.

Uncle Bok Chuka is a wise man.

The Local Malcontent said...

Two things to add from me:

the first is I didn't catch the part which Bryan added about 'believing friends are quiet angels', until now.
Because I've always thought that same thing, since I was little... who could be an angel of God disguised as a mere mortal.

Second, I thought about Abouna's Munchkin and my Amos, being the dog in that anecdote; that especially warmed my heart.

Subvet said...

Very good. Something for us all to keep in mind as the years advance.