17 May, 2009

I Took Your Place


Charlotte and Ginger are hosting Spiritual Sundays. Click on the link to view other spiritual posts. Thanks ladies.

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 here! You took my place!"

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 statement, 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 hand and on his sandled feet. Someone from the congregaton noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?"
A crown of thorns appeared, and a tear fell from his eye. The visitor replied, "I took your place."

15 comments:

marty39 said...

Thanks for sharing this story. So moving. Hugs Marty

Lisa said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing.

enchanting cottage said...

This is a short but powerful story.
God Bless,
Ginger

JD said...

This was a wonderful post, thank you for sharing, It was so wonderful meeting you yesterday, I hope we get to see each other again, Have a great day...

Mevely317 said...

Wow ... I'm covered with goose-bumps. This is a great message!

Myra

The Quintessential Magpie said...

And I'm so thankful He made it possible for us to live with Him forever! Thank goodness for Jesus' taking our places. He is definitely worthy to be praised and adored!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Clif said...

POWERFUL! Thanks for posting.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Thank you for your post. I've read this before and I do appreciate reading it again! It is a powerful message to us all. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

char72 said...

My goodness, what a powerful post. Thank you for sharing it with us on Spiritual Sundays.
Blessings,
Charlote

Kathy said...

A great little story with a great message!
Kathy

Domestic Designer said...

WOW! What a great message!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, this is so touching. Thank you for sharing with us.

Blessings, Barb

Knitty said...

A good reminder for all of us...

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Wow! What an awesome story. I am still speechless and in reflective mode:-)

Southern Lady said...

That story gave me chills, Karen ... thank you for sharing it with us. It certainly makes you stop and think, doesn't it.