"I Shall Meet You There."
Some years ago an evangelist announced that he
would speak the following Sunday on "Heaven."
It was to be broadcast on radio.During that
week he received a letter from an old man who was
very ill. Here is part of that letter.
Next Sunday you are to talk about "Heaven". I am
interested in that land because I have held a clear
title to a bit of property there over 55 years
I did not buy it. It was given to me without money
and without price. But the donor purchased it
for me at a tremendous sacrifice. I am not
holding it for speculation since the title is
nontransferable. It is not a vacant lot.
For more than a half-century I have been sending material
out of which the greatest architect and builder of the universe
has been building a home for me, which will never need to be
repaired because it will suit me perfectly, individually,
and will never grow old.
Termites can never undermine it's foundation for it
rest upon the Rock of Ages.Fire cannot destroy it.
Floods cannot wash it away. No locks or bolts will
ever be placed upon its doors, for no vicious person
can ever enter that land where my dwelling stands, now
almost completed and ready for me to enter it and
abide in peace eternally without fear of being ejected.
There is a valley of deep shadow between the place
where I live in California and that to which I shall
journey in a very short time. I cannot reach my
home in the City of GOD without passing through
the dark valley of shadows. But I am not afraid, because
the best friend that I have ever had went through the
same valley alone, a long,long time ago and drove
away all the gloom. He stuck by me through thick
and thin since we first met and became acquainted
55 years ago, and I hold His promise in printed form,
never to forsake nor to leave me alone. He will be with me
as I walk through the valley of shadows,and I shall not
lose my way when He is with me.
I hope to hear your sermon on "Heaven" next Sunday
from my home, but I have no assurance that I shall be
able to do so. My ticket to heaven has no date marked
for the journey, no return coupon and no permit for
baggage. Yes, I am ready to go and may not be here
while you are talking next Sunday, but I shall meet
you there some day.
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