As you ponder on this daunting questions, you must be thinking that this question is for people who are going to die soon. As a matter of fact, it is! I came to realize that this is a very important question, after having view Dr Richard Teo who is a 40-year-old millionaire and cosmetic surgeon died of cancer at young age of 40. Dr Richard Lee shared at a Dental Christian Fellowship Meeting on 24 Nov 2011, 8 months after his being diagnosed with stage 4B cancer. Then on 19 Jan 2012, he gave a heart touching speech to the D1 class of his life experience. The video went virus and received viewership of 60,000 and 70,000 at the time of writing this article. View the video and listen to his words.
“Don’t let society tell you how to live. Don’t let the media tell you what you’re supposed to do. Those things happened to me. And I led this life thinking that these are going to bring me happiness. I hope that you will think about it and decide for yourself how you want to live your own life. Not according to what other people tell you to do, and you have to decide whether you want to serve yourself, whether you are going to make a difference in somebody else’s life. Because true happiness doesn’t come from serving yourself. I thought it was but it didn’t turn out that way.” Dr Richard Teo
The Bible verse that Lord Jesus spoke to Dr Richard Teo “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.” Hebrew 12:7, gives him peace and as an answer to his question.
What last words people may had lamented?
For a person who lost the health. “Oh God, why you allow this to happen to me and why not someone else. Why you take my health away.”
For a person who blame others. “It is all your faults, you all brought this onto me or else I will not be in this situation.”
For a person with unfinished job. “God, I feel very bad and depressed, there are so many things I suppose to do but I didn’t put in effort and do it. I regretted my laziness Lord, can restore my health so that I will be more hardworking and diligent in doing my job.”
For a person who lost their love “There is no one loving me, I am hopeless. I don’t care about other people anymore. I don’t care how my parent would feel after I die. No meaning for me to continue living.”
Notice one thing in common, these people are all self-centered. I can understand their predicament and understand how they feel. I had been through this phase of life before and got out of it by the grace of Lord Jesus. As Richard Teo also said, “Because true happiness doesn’t come from serving yourself.” That is very true, why you have this self-centered thought? If you value other people better then yourself, then you will not be too concern about own sufferings and loneliness. As a matter of fact, the joy of serving other people will takes away your suffering and loneliness and get more things done with the help of more friends.
Janice and Sonia Lee’s mom “Rejoice, no matter what happened in your life, never blame God for anything, everything that happened HE had a purpose.”
What was Lord Jesus’ last words to HIS disciples as written in the Bible?
Lord Jesus’ last words at HIS last supper with disciples.
After Lord Jesus washed the feet of HIS disciples, HE sat down and said to them “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” John 13:12-15
To wash another person’s feet required you to go down to the lowest level, even kneeling down and soil yourself, which is an act of being humble and a good servant to disciples. That clearly illustrated what Lord Jesus had declared beforehand “I came not to be served but to serves.” Many leaders and pastors are sitting at the pinnacles of their throne, not only refuse to wash their disciples’ feet but also distance themselves because of their poisonous thinking that “familiarity breeds contempt“.
Lord Jesus also issued His last command “a new commandments I give to you, that you love one another; as I loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35.
Lord Jesus’ last words at being crucified onto the cross
Then Jesus said “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34
Lord Jesus’ last words to the thief who was crucified with Him on the day onto the cross
The thief said to Lord Jesus “Lord, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom.” And Lord Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:42-43 (The thief did something for Lord Jesus even he was dying.)
What do you think will be your last words?
‘Father Jesus bring me home with you, I had done what you had instructed me and I will not look back on my way up because our Holy Spirit had taught me well in all things.” This will be my last words. Praise the Lord!
For my family and friends. “If you want to be with me in heaven, you need to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. I would like to show you around my mansion in heaven.”