What would you do if you knew you had only a week to live? Would you go away? Would you go home? Would you do some last minute things? Would you do some last minute repenting? Would you be sad? Angry? Afraid? Hopeful? How would you spend those final days?
Here is what Jesus did. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love. (John 13:1) How?
When Jesus had one week to live, He spent it serving those who were closest to him. He washed their feet (John 13) _ He comforted them (John 14) _ He encouraged them (John 15-16) _ He prayed for them (John 17), and then He died for them (John 19). Jesus spent the last week of his life fulfilling his purpose …the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)
You and me _ we may have a week to live _ this week. So let’s spend this and every week fulfilling our purpose by dedicating our lives to Jesus and His purpose. Let’s do what is most important in terms of eternity _ serving Christ by serving others.