You took my place.

This should wake us up.
One day, a man went to visit a church,
He got there early, parked his car and got out. Another car pulled up
near 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.”
When you read this, say a prayer,
maybe just maybe, we can get the world to start thinking of who took our

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