To the surrendered heart, soul, mind and strength, the first and the last are identical. God determines the order, even if it looks backward to the human mind. First Things First has its place in the lower order of things, like, get your oxygen mask on when the plane is going down BEFORE you help others get theirs on. But in the Higher Meaning of Life, God's Love is the true oxygen. Whether we live or die is irrelevant. Maybe Lazarus was bummed after Jesus boogied, leaving him behind. But ultimately, all things are pure to the pure of heart, surrendered consciousness. In God's Economy, nothing is wasted. The last shall be the first and the first shall be the last.