|Cyndi 4Real Ministries|
The last words of small and great men and women reflect how they saw themselves, life, the world and what really mattered when it came down to it.
~ Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales "My God., what's happened?"
~~ Benjamin Franklin, "A dying man can do nothing easy".
~George Washington, "I die hard but am not afraid to go".
~The Prophet Amos said: "Therefore prepare thyself to meet thy God!"
~And King David said "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
But no one else’s last words compare to those of Jesus Christ!
First, He forgave His Roman enemies from the cross, then, He granted eternal life to a repentant thief that was crucified beside him, saying, "Today you shall be with me in Paradise" After the Father's Spirit left Him as He died for the sins of the world, He said, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me!" Then He said "It is finished!" and after He had cried out with a loud voice, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit"
Our Lord and Savior died the same way that He lived! He was always loving and forgiving others! We don't die learning how to love but, we live in such a way that when we die, what we have done will match what we say in our final hours. Today is a good day to emulate the life of Christ by forgiving others and submitting to the Father.
We were taught as children to begin a thing the way we started it. Our mother would not let us start the day and leave the house without cleaning our rooms and making up our beds. She wanted us to return to a clean house! I see Jesus leaving this world completing His assignments that He was charged with which led Him to the final words that He left behind. When He said, "It is finished", these words symbolized His work was complete and not that He was finished. He did not say, I am finished! There was no better place for Him to return but to the hands of His Father. Today, think about what you want to leave behind and how you want to be remembered. Since we have no clue when that day will be, let's start today, together. We will all have final words but it's our Father that will ultimately have the last say. I long to hear Him say, "Well done, thy good and faithful servant" and then offer the life of paradise with Him, forever!