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GLMX #170: What Matters at the End of Life

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Daniel Whyte III

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In George Sayer's biography of the great English writer, C.S. Lewis, he tells the story of the death of Lewis' mother, Flora, who passed away when C.S. Lewis was only 9 years old. After falling ill, Flora Lewis lay on her death bed. Her husband, Albert, sat with her and tried to comfort her. "In the middle of the night, Albert spoke to her of the goodness of God. Like a flash Flora said to him, 'What have we done for Him?'"

Those were words that Albert prayed he would never forget.

As she lay with her life draining from her body, Flora Lewis was concerned about one thing -- what she had done for God with the time on earth that she had been given. She was not concerned about her personal comfort; she was not concerned about what would become of her material possessions. Her main focus was not even on her family whom she was leaving behind, but on God whom she was going to meet and what she had done for Him.

What matters at the end of our lives is not what kind of house we lived in, what kind of clothes we wore, how much money we had, or what position we held in life. What will matter is our relationship with God and what we have done for Him.

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