WHAT IF YOU HAD ONLY 21 DAYS TO LIVE?
What would you do if you had 3 weeks to live? Would you change anything, do anything differently?
So I’ve been asking people the question, And some themes emerged in people’s answers. Most people have said that they would live passionately-they would try to make every day count. We talked about that last week…Live courageously. Make the most of every day. Take some risks.
But there’s something even more important than sky diving & mountain climbing. Like the Tim McGraw song says: “And I loved deeper, I spoke sweeter, I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying. Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiOcW_YR1G8
Love deeper, love completely. Paying attention to your closest relationships.
When people look back on their lives with regret, it almost always involves relationships. I don’t think anyone on his deathbed has ever said, “I wish I’d spent more time at the office,” or “I wish I’d made more money.” But lots of people say, “I wish I’d spent more time with my kids. I wish I’d been a better husband or wife, or mom or dad. I wish I’d made amends with that friend.”
When Jesus reached the end of His life, He zeroed in on His closest relationships. He was very intentional about loving completely.
John 13:1 “It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.”
He knew that his time had come to leave this world, so what did He do? He showed them the full extent of His love. Some translations say “He loved them completely” or “He loved them to the end.” He loved them all the way to the finish line-He finished well. And isn’t that what you would want to do if you had 21 days to live?
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