THE END! …This is pure speculation… but how would one live out their day, if they knew they weren’t going to finish the day out? Only a few of us will know the last day, as in being terminally ill… and knowing we only have a few days left; and yet… being fully alert. The other 95% will never know what hit them. I’d like to think that I would just “keep on…keeping on.” You know… just another day. That sounds good, and brave too, but in the reality of things…. It’s just not going to happen that way.
There is a way around some of the “hard-stuff” … that which most of us (or our spouses) will have to deal with under normal circumstances. We could, if we chose to… live our lives in such a way, as that any day could be the last, and all the unfinished business (short of what an Executor of your estate might have to do) is pretty much ‘up-to-date’ on an everyday basis.
For me, and my bride; well…..we have a very sophisticated “end-of-time-book,” that has absolutely everything in it… that any Executor (or remaining spouse) would need to ‘close-out-the-books.’ No need to look further. I didn’t buy this book anywhere; rather…I just put it together over a several month period. I designed the layout of it, categorized the contents, and put it in a permanent binder… until the time for its need arises. Of course… as conditions change… I update it on an ‘on-going’ basis.
The only remaining details would be to keep up with those certain friends, and others… whose place in my life… is important to me. I will need to make sure that “all of those folks,” know that I love them, that I care about them, and that they understand that “all is well.” I can do this, and I try to do it… on a daily basis… to make sure that there is no significant breech between me and anyone who holds a significant role in my life. I want to make sure that “these people” and I, have settled our differences in this life, and that all is well. I can do this by being respectful of everyone in my path. As a daily routine… I should treat them according to the Golden Rule. Outside of the “shock” of my demise (yeah…sure), there should be no unfinished business.
We all can do this… and should. But all of this earthly stuff….pales…in comparison to any unfinished business that we have with God. Sure…. God knows where we stand, and we know….but… have we dealt with it all? There is “no open account,” that is more important than our account with Jesus Christ.
The process, today, is the same as it was 2000 years ago. We must CONFESS our sins, we must REPENT of our sins; we must CONVERT from those things evil… to good. We must have FAITH …that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and that He died for our sins…so that, we might have ‘life-everlasting’ with Him. Peter says in Acts 2:38 – “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Remember: The End…is only the Beginning. …Blessings… cjlb…3/3/2017