This past weekend two of my friends moved from San Diego to Maryland. We spent the weekend celebrating them and their time with us. It was beautiful to watch. There is something so powerful about the “last days” with people.
Earlier this year my cousin, who had struggled with cancer for years passed away. When it was near the end, the days were difficult but sweet. Every person got to say the things that they wanted her to hear and know before her life this side of heaven ended.
I wonder what would happen if we lived in the “last days” always? If we were to be free with people as we are when we’re about to loose a friend who is at the end of life or when friends move or there is the ending of a project at work or the end of a week of camp.
One thing I’ve noticed over time is that we hold out on people. We have all kinds of good things that we think or feel or believe and we hold out. We hold out, out of fear, out of insecurity, out of shame at times and most often because we assume the person knows the good we think or that we’ll have tomorrow to tell them.
This week, let’s practice living life as though we are in our last days. Think of each moment with the people in your life as though it may be the last time you’ll see them. What would you want them to know? Believe? Think? Then take time to communicate those things to them.
Hebrews 3:13 says, But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today…