Thursday, April 14, 2011

"I 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 near him. The driver got out and said, 'I
always park there!
You took my place!' 0K
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 he said, 'I took your place'.

Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, I will be posting chapter 22 of Sammy's story on  Monday April 25th.  Thank you so much for your loving visit and comments.

Next week I will post only Easter messages.