In his most recent newsletter, Jon wrote about the five words all people will say. Those words are "How did I get here?" Incredible. He wrote that all of us will, one day, open our eyes, look around, and ask those words. How did I get here?
It made me think about that. Am I just coasting through life and my "5 Words Experience" will be one of sorrow and regret? I don't want to look back on life and not have accomplished anything.
There is a story in Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick where he relates about a conversation he had with a friend before going to see a U2 concert. He said that he wanted to have church in the arena that the concert was being held in. That is an incredible "5 Words Experience."
When I have mine, I want to be completely astounded by what has happened. I want to be flabbergasted at what God has done. I want to turn to my wife and excitedly exclaim, "How did we get here!" I want it to be a moment of tears and hugs and excitement because the Lord has moved in such an amazing way that I never could have done it on my own.