You Have 2 Days to Live

legacy lessons mission vision and values Published on August 08, 2022

In Matthew 26:2, Jesus says, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Imagine you’ve gone to a doctor for a physical. After a series of tests, you’re told that you have an aggressive and pervasive form of cancer and only have 2 days to live.

What would you do with that kind of prognosis?

Would you just go home and put your affairs in order? Make some phone calls or write a few letters? Or party really hard while surrounded by everyone you love? Would you lay in bed stunned with reality?

Jesus knew his prognosis — 2 days to live. He was his own doctor, and he could have been his own deliverer. It must have been a terrible weight to carry around, knowing something unpleasant was coming. And the people around him, even those closest to him, didn’t get it. They didn’t understand or appreciate his burden.

Jesus chose to accept his assignment. He fulfilled his mission.

Taking a lesson from Jesus, if we were given 2 days to live, what would we do?

It seems to us that a successful life is a faithful life. The significant life is the generous life.

Whether you have 2 days or 20,000 days, what are you doing with your own life?

“The successful life is the faithful life. The significant life is the generous life.”


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