Famous Last Words
Famous last words:
“I’m bored with it all,” said Winston Churchill.
“Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough,” exclaimed Karl Marx.
“By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” – Hebrews 11:21
All famous last words of historical people who left a mark on the world, but each with clearly different views. The Bible provides great insights into some famous last words. David in 2 Samuel 23 was one of the longest but an interesting mirror of his life. One of complete trust in God highlighting the fact that no leadership can be successful without Christ and then in typical David fashion rebuke of evil men.
But look at Jesus final words on the cross: “Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.” – Luke 23:46
No, I don’t have a morbid hobby of trying to find out everyone’s last words. Someone died recently, unknowingly to others, and a family member whispered, “we didn’t get to hear her last words”. This got me thinking, not so much about my last words, but more in line with what I want my life statement to be in case I can’t provide “last words”.
I don’t want my life to pass me by while I wait for enlightening last words when I depart this earth. If I have lived a careless life, one that did not fulfill the purpose that God had for me, truly what could I say at the end that would have a lasting impact on others?
Not much. Not much.
A purpose filled life
But a life well lived. One filled with taking care of others, giving of myself, teaching and spreading the word, exemplifying Christ, living out His purpose in my life… Now what a powerful statement that would be.
As I continue to walk along this journey and the purpose God has for me, I pray that you will join me as we explore and learn Truth together and live a life full of purpose.
Father, may our last words not be words, but powerful statements of action and deed that glorifies Your name. May we listen as You guide us into our purpose and humbly obey Your call to action. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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