From Luke 18:
Just imagine having a meal with one of your best friends for the very last time today. Right now.
What would you eat? That doesn’t even matter does it? If you KNEW it was the last time you saw them, you’d be more concerned with WHAT you could share and you’d make certain they knew you loved them. You might look them in the eyes more, ask them more personal questions and savor the time (not the food) you get to enjoy with them. You’d make sure the moments you were having are full of love, laughter and life.
You can never be certain what moment may be your last chance to tell others you love them…you are sorry..you care about their opinion.
What if your friend KNEW it was their last time with you? AND THEY TOLD YOU THIS!?! They could predict the future…but you didn’t hear them, you didn’t understand what they were saying or maybe you just didn’t accept it and refused to listen.
Jesus did this …He told his disciples, but they didn’t understand what He was trying to tell them. This is so sad to me. Maybe God didn’t want them to know so they wouldn’t treat Jesus any differently? Or maybe He wanted to spare them the pain and absolute confusion it would stir up, not that once it did happen there wasn’t utter chaos, but perhaps God thought this would shelter them for a little longer. I mean, they were just humans, how could they REALLY understand??? Just like we all don’t truly understand things until we are personally a part of it.
One lesson, I believe, we should get from this is to LISTEN. TRULY LISTEN. Don’t take life and people for granted. You never know when you won’t see someone again or how a once in a lifetime chance may zoom on by because you weren’t paying attention.
Life is not about how many moments you have, but what you do with the ones God allows you to have.
What will you do with the ones you have…left?