Tuesday, September 27, 2005

He Took Your Place




One day, a man went to visit a church.
He got there early, parked his car, and got out.
Another car pulled up and the driver got out and said, "I always park there! You took my place!"
The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down.
A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!"
The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.
After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down.
Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit. You took my place!"
The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still He said nothing.
Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change.
Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.
Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?"
The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye, "I took your place."

4 Comments:

  1. M. C. Pearson said...
    Chills are running up and down my spine Bonnie. Lovely post. I've been to churches like that and did not go back; I'm glad Jesus felt differently!
    meljkerr said...
    I didn't see the end coming at all! How sad that we can all think of people or churches that are like that!
    Shelley said...
    I've read that story before and each time I read it, I get goose bumps. Thanks for posting this reminder for us...
    Live, Love, Laugh said...
    oh my! that was incredible! Wow, I have to print this out to share with my family and tell them all about you and your site!!

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