On This Day . . .

On this day over 2,000 years ago

Jesus finds the fig tree that he cursed and teaches on faith.  
He goes to the temple where He confounds and pronounces woes upon His enemies.
On His way back to Bethany He delivers the famous Olivet Discourse.
Judas makes the deal to betray Jesus.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Time is ticking down.  Jesus knows that His days are numbered.  So what does He do?  What He has always done.  

If you knew the day that you were going to die, what would you be found doing?  Going to work?  Taking the day off?  Watch TV or something?  I doubt it.  I suspect that you would have a "bucket list" of things to do and people to say goodbye to.  Not Jesus.  He kept doing what He had always done which means that He lived His life like every day was His last.  

He taught people the Will of God in a way they could embrace it. 
He lived His life in such a way as they would emulate it. 
He healed the sick and delivered the demon-possessed so they could enjoy it. 
He gave His life away every day.  

But there was a day coming when He would make the ultimate sacrifice for them.   Heaven and earth would pass away, but what He did would never, ever be forgotten.  

Do you live your life this way? 

What will people say about you 1 minute from now?  1 week?  A month?  How about one year?  
Will your family and friends want to walk in your footsteps?  

I've done enough funerals to tell you that some families and friends were proud to follow in their family members footsteps.  But there were those who were happy that the road ended there.  How are you going to live your life today? 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to live every day of my life as if it was my last.  AMEN