SHALL MEET YOU THERE
years ago radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller
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:
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 for 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.
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.
can never undermine its foundation for it rests 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.
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 has 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.
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."