The Last Word

By Cynthia Diggs

All your words are true… (Psalm 119:160 NIV)

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:

~ Benjamin Franklin, “A dying man can do nothing easy.”

~ George Washington, “I die hard but am not afraid to go.”

~The prophet Amos, “Therefore prepare thyself to meet thy God!”

What we say has everything to do with who we are, how we feel and what is most important in our life.

No one else’s last words compare to those of Jesus Christ! First, he forgave His Roman enemies from the cross, then granted eternal life to a repentant thief and finally cried out to His Father.

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 rather 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. Our ultimate goal should be hearing the words, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant”. After all, He does have the final word.

Cynthia Diggs