Thanks for taking my place.......
Friday, November 16, 2012
I am not a writer or even good with words so I don't blog. I do subscribe to Girlfriends in God at Crosswalk.com. Mary Sutherland's blog for November 7 was talking about the many blessings we have in our lives and how we, more often than no, take them for granted. We always seem to strive for earthly possessions instead of what will gain us favor with our Lord. I always try to extend a helping hand, a warm smile and a genuine greeting to others I pass during my day. I try my best every day to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
The following is an excerpt from Mary's blog that day and I wonder how many people can genuinely say "Thank you Jesus, for taking my place!!"
"One day, a man went to visit a church. He arrived early, parked his car, and got out. Another car pulled up near him, and the driver told him, "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 church 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 said nothing.
During the worship service, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood, 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, "I took your place."
God rules my life and my thanksgiving is always to Him!