Motivation to Keep Going

I heard once of a man who dreamed that he was swept into Heaven, and oh, he was so delighted to think that he had at last got there. All at once one came and said: “Come, I want to show you something.” He took him to the battlements, and he said, “Look down yonder; what do you see?”

“I see a very dark world.”

“Look and see if you know it.”

“Why, yes,” he said, “that is the world I have come from.”

“What do you see?”

“Men are blindfolded there; many of them are going over a precipice.”

“Well, will you stay here and enjoy Heaven, or will you go back to earth and spend a little longer time, and tell those men about this world?”

He was a Christian worker who had been discouraged. He awoke from his sleep and later he said: “I have never wished myself dead since.”

Source: Anecdotes, Incidents, and Illustrations, D. L. Moody
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College