It’s a common practice for criminal that are facing execution to be given a chance to speak their last words. Apparently inmate James Clark didn’t know that. His last statement was, “Uh, I don't know, Um, I don't know what to say. I don't know. (pauses) I didn't know anybody was there. Howdy.”
It’s sad and pitiful to think that that would be the last thing you say. Most people don’t get a chance to think about their last words. We probably all hope to say something profound with our last breath, but you can only prepare something to say when you see your death coming in advance. What would we say if we did have the chance? A goodbye to love ones? One last piece of advice to those we care about? A prayer to God? A request for forgiveness?
Truth is many will never know what words will be their last, so should we consider every word that we say may just be that. Not just every word but every action, every thought. In 1 Peter 4:7 “The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.” We are living in the end times right now. Jesus could return at any moment. Our lives could in as the vapor that they are (James 4:14). What would you want to be saying, thinking or doing at that moment?