“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim. 4:7)

As I read the email my heart sank. A friend who had lived his entire life in light of eternity died only 6 weeks after he had been diagnosed with cancer. Last week, a 29- year-old father of two died from leukemia. He too was passionate about sharing his love for Jesus. And not too long ago I was at a memorial service for a mother and grandmother who was exactly my age who had left an incredible impact on everyone she met and wasn’t afraid to ask people if they knew her Jesus.

Lately I have been so aware of families that are hurting and walking through challenging times.

All of these events have made me stop and think about my own funeral. What will people say? Will it be evident to everyone that I loved Jesus and made an effort to take as many people with me to heaven as I possibly could? Will the person that sends out the email about my death be able to say that I have finished the race and kept the faith? 

If you knew that you only had one week left to live, what would you do this week? Who would you share the good news of the gospel with before it was too late?

Heavenly Father, thank You that You have called me not only to be Your child but also to tell as many people as I can about Your love for me and for them. Help me to truly live a life that counts in light of eternity. Amen. 


List out your priorities this week and list them in order of importance. Would you do anything differently if it were your last week? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below! 

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