I read an interesting quote this morning.
American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot reflected in his journal: “When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.” Source: WitandWisdom.
It’s an interesting thought. I remember reading biographies of early American heroes during my teen years. I was surprised that some would come to the end of their life and say something like, “If I could only life my life again, I would do it differently.”
I think this may be what Jim Elliot was reflecting on. When it comes time to die, there should be no regrets, nothing we wish we had said, nothing we truly wish we had done.
That’s my prayer today. That I’ll live my life so that when it’s time to die, all I have left to do is to die.