When you get to the end of your life, what is it that you want to be surrounding you?
There are some of us who strive to achieve wealth in life, or maybe we want a beautiful home to return to after a hard day’s work, or we may want to go on holiday regularly…
But whatever it is, I haven’t spoken to anyone who was at the end of their life – young or old – and have heard them say about bringing them their favourite pair of red shoes, or that they want to hold their most expensive cashmere sweater one last time, because it’s always whom they want around them, as they take their last breath.
There are some of us who have pulled away from others, maybe out of hurt or pain, but we were never made to do this life alone. Instead of trying to rebuild those relationships, we are working hard to fill our lives with “stuff” or memories that actually don’t really matter, when it’s all said and done.
Jesus is coming…we are in the end times. The Bible says, that Jesus will come like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2) – that means we don’t get to know that He’s returning in three weeks time (for example), so why are there so many of us still wanting to do life alone; walking away from loved ones; or worse God, because of fear, comparison, or maybe even offence?
The time is now to rebuild those friendships, repair our relationships, and restore our own hearts, to reflect the love that God has shown to us because honestly, we shouldn’t want to blink and miss the one thing we were created to have…