Thursday, July 22, 2004
Have any of you ever thought about last words?
Well I was just sitting in the car today thinking about the last words of someone’s life and what those words will leave behind.
They would be filled with ‘I love you’s’ and ‘I’ll miss you’s’. But this is not just me. You never heard of people’s last words being insults or slanders. They are almost always a loving and compassionate farewell.
Because I think that in those last few breaths of our life, we realize that all of the bickering, fighting, arguing, and just plain hatred that plagued our lives were for nothing. It never made life better. It never blessed anyone’s day. All it did was cause more pain and more regret.
In those last few breaths, we also realize how deeply God has blessed us with his love and with the amazing people that made our life worth living.
So, naturally, after we realize all of these things, our last words are not filled with loathing or hatred but with love and a certain kind of peace because we know that these final moments will be used to tell the people that love us how much we truly love them.