At my recent ALS Clinic visit I didn't do well again on the respiratory test. I lack the muscle coordination to perform on command. My muscles get "stage fright" and I can't take a big breath. As a result the doctor gave me a questionnaire booklet to fill out with my 5 Wishes. Unfortunately, they were not asking me what I wanted for Christmas. They wanted to know my dying wishes.
Lou and I were emotional as we filled out the questions until we reached the section about being a donor. We had discussed this a couple years ago. These questions took the focus off death and put it back on second chances. A few days later God scheduled Mr. Bill to share his testimony at church. He is alive because a donor gave him a liver. It was like he was talking specifically to me as he shared what God had put on his heart to do with the extra time he had been given.
God has reminded me through this that Jesus was the ultimate donor. He endured a brutal death in order to give me a new heart. His death was intentional and personal. His WISH was that I would accept what He did for me and lovingly let others know that He died for them too. What better way for me to show my gratitude than to honor Jesus by living for Him. I don't know when God will call me home but Mr. Bill is my special example of how to live today!
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.