Last Words

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Have you ever thought what your last words might be? The last words that people speak can reveal a lot about them, whether they have had time to prepare these words or not. Here are a few last words of some famous people:

“That was a great game of golf, fellers.” – Bing Crosby

“My fun days are over.” – James Dean (Shortly before his fatal car crash.)

“I don’t mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.” – Indira Gandhi (Spoken the night before she was assassinated by Sikh militants.)

“But, but, mister Colonel…” – Benito Mussolini (Before being executed.)

“Drink to me.” – Pablo Picasso

“I hope I haven’t bored you.” – Elvis Presley (Concluding what would be his last press conference.)

“It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.”- George Washington

“How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?” – P. T. Barnum (Founder of the “Greatest Show on Earth,” the Barnum and Bailey Circus.)

“I’m bored with it all.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Go on, get out – last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” – Karl Marx

“I still live.” – Daniel Webster

Have you ever thought what your last words might be?

Tomorrow is Good Friday and as a federal statutory holiday across Canada it is a day Canadians remember the passion of Jesus. His last words on the cross not only tell us a great deal about Him, but also teach us a great deal about how we should live our lives. Seven sayings are recorded: if there were more we don’t know, but it is important to remember that the number seven represents completeness and wholeness. These seven sayings speak of what Jesus has done for you at the cross.

His last words on the cross not only tell us a great deal about Him, but also teach us a great deal about how we should live our lives.

There’s forgiveness for you at the cross. – “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:33-38)

There’s salvation for you at the cross. – “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:39-43)

There’s compassion for you at the cross. – Jesus said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” (John 19:25b-27)

There’s atonement (you are made right with God through Christ taking the punishment for your sins) for you at the cross. – “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:45-46)

Jesus suffered for you at the cross. – “I thirst!” (John 19:28-29)

Jesus was the victor over sin for you at the cross. – “It is finished!” (John 19:30)

There is the assurance of eternal life for you at the cross as Jesus has gone ahead to make a way for you. – “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:44-46)