Yesterday in church the pastor gave a sermon on the last 7 days of Jesus' life with the application being "How would you live if you only had 7 days to live?" If you want to hear the sermon it should be online sometime this week here.
This sermon really got me thinking about how I would spend my time if I knew I would only have 7 days to live. If you listen to the sermon then you will know that Pastor Jay pointed out ways we should live that time as a Christian. Much of what he had to say really shouldn't even be left to the last 7 days, but should be what we do on a regular basis. A lot of prayer, setting things right with God, forgiveness, and reaching out to others.
For myself I started thinking about what I would do in reality if I knew I only had 7 days to live. Who would I want to spend my time with? What would I want to do? Are there any stones I have left unturn?
First and foremost I think I would want to make sure all plans for after I die are set. I don't want others having to do that, so why not take care of it then?
Then I would want to be with my family. I would want to be on the boat, in the sun, enjoying time with my family. They are my whole world and the ones I know would need the most comfort. Knowing I will be seeing them again in Heaven would definitely make it easier on me.
There are definitely some reconciliations I would need to make. Ones that weigh heavily on me. Ones that I should be taking care of even now when I have more than 7 days to live. This is probably the number one thing I took away from the sermon. Why wait when I have the time now to make amends?
Friends. Oh my friends. I would see them too. I would find a place for us to all meet and pay for everyone to get there, that way no excuses could be made. I want to see my girls and get in one last girls night to last till I see them again.
And then I would just relax. I would reminisce and think about all the good times. Lots of laughter and tears. All with my favorite people. I would live it up and not second guess or stop myself from doing anything. I mean I only have 7 days and then I am in Heaven! What could be better?
If you knew you only had 7 days to live what would you do?