Monday, December 7, 2009

I Took Your Place

One day a man went to visit a church. He arrived early, parked the 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.
Later, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the man stood, and his appearance began to change.

Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.
Someone form the congregation noticed him and called out, “What happened to you?”
The visitor replied, “I took your place.”

May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let His presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, and to bask in the sun. It is there for each and everyone of you.

--Author unknown

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Miss Lladale Carey
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