What would be your last words at the last moments of your life?
The tragic stories of the Grenfell Tower blaze have revealed many who made heartrending phone calls to their families just before the flames engulfed them.
One of the victims of this disaster is an engaged Italian couple. Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi are both architecture graduates who lived on the 23rd floor of the towering inferno.
Gloria, age 27 made several calls to her parents in Italy. First to tell them there is fire. Later she told them, “We can’t get out, we are blocked.” As smoke was pouring into the apartment, she made the last call with these final words:
“I am so sorry I can never hug you again. I had my whole life ahead of me. It’s not fair. I don’t want to die. I wanted to help you, to thank you for all you did for me. I am about to go to heaven, I will help you from there.”
Moments after the phone got cut off. Her father made hundreds of return calls but to no avail.
Her fiancé, Marco also aged 27 made two calls to his father. First to tell him not to worry and that everything was under control. But in the second call, he said, “There was smoke … a lot of smoke was rising up … and the situation had become an emergency.” Thereafter the phone line went dead.
These, among many more, are the most agonizing, excruciating and heartbreaking calls. How it wound haunt many that play and replay those last words in the last moments of their loved ones.
What would you say to your loved ones if you have the chance at the final closing moments of your life?
Think I would not only say goodbye but also tell them,
Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” (John 11:25).
“Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 34:46).