The Heart of A Dying Man

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic
Why do we wait? Why does it take us so long to realize, we need to live?

Submitted: March 07, 2008

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Seven year old Sara closed her eyes and bowed her head to pray. She thought she would have her father forever, but something was wrong; she could sense it.
She climbed in her bed, and held her teddy bear close, as she began her prayer. “Dear Jesus, please don’t let daddy die. Jesus, please don’t let daddy die.”
 
Sara prayed again and again. Little did she realize her father was sitting in his dingy old study, praying the same prayer.
 
Sara’s father, Doug, sat at his desk, slouching in his chair. “Father, I know I have done you wrong, but please, for my little girl’s sake, don’t take me. Father! My little girl needs me. Don’t let me die, not yet—let it not be my time.”
 
Doug threw up his hands and shouted! “I beg for your forgiveness. I will do anything you ask of me.”
 
Doug’s eyes, lit up in tears. His face was full of agony.
 
If only, he would have made the right decision.
If only, he wouldn’t have followed the crowd.
If only, his heart wasn’t full of regret.
If only, he could believe again, to the fullest.
 
Doug got on the floor, put his face to the ground and wept.
 
If only, he had more time.
If only his heart wasn’t full of confusion…
If only, he had spread the word…
This the heart of a dying man.


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