A nurse was asked to look after a very sick English man. When the nurse encountered the man she entered into the following dialogue with him:
“Do you believe in Jesus Christ?”
“Yes, I’m a Christian, and committed to Him. Do you serve the Christians only?”
“I wish I could serve everyone sharing the suffering of every patient, but I’d a bitter experience.”
“What was that?”
“I was taking care of the French atheist Voltaire till he gave up his soul.”
“What does that mean?”
“Even if I were given the whole wealth of Europe, I decided not to be with another atheist at his deathbed.”
“You can’t imagine how bitter Voltaire was as he faced death. That had a very bad effect on those who surrounded him.”
May my soul experience the death of the righteous.
I see You Lord coming to carry me to Your glory.
I see angels rejoicing for my departure.
I see an endless banquet awaiting me.
Welcome to death, it is a living encounter with You.
Death Behind Me
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