We all have known someone who has been given a medical diagnosis of “Terminal”. Meaning that a disease this individual has is killing them; and usually there is nothing that can be done for them, except to administer pain medications. It fills minds, hearts, families, and lives with grief, and fear.
There are many who deal with these announcements with great anxiety, and do not know what to do. There are others who just keep on living from day to day, believing God still has a plan for their lives; and they keep on keeping on.
How did Jesus handle the knowledge of His impending trial, evil judgment, and death on the cross? He knew it was coming at that He was in His final hours of life among men. It is written:
“And in the day time He was teaching in the temple; and at night He went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him.” Luke 21:37-38 (KJV)
The above words were of the hours before Jesus was to be taken, judged, sentenced to death, be beaten, whipped, then taking the cross on His shoulders, being nailed to it, then hanging for six hours to die.
To keep it short. Jesus kept on doing what He had been doing the three years He had ministered. He just focused His teaching and ministry in the temple. At nights He went to the Mount of Olives, probably slept, rested, and most likely prayed.
Jesus did not try and run from what was coming. He was not fearful. If Jesus was fearful of anything; it was that He would not fulfill His Father’s will.
Have you had a “Terminal” announcement? Do you trust and believe in Christ Jesus, His death, burial and resurrection? Then just keep on doing what you have been doing; living by faith; trusting Him.