The Seven Last Words of Jesus, Friday, Jerusalem, Circa 33 AD

Today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43

Two other “criminals” were part of the crucifixion story.   A thief hung either side of Jesus, suffering death on the cross.   Think of the two thieves as representatives for the binary choice we have when it comes to salvation.   We either mock and deny Jesus – or we listen, recognize our shame AND see the real Jesus.

Just one of the thieves listened and was able to see that Jesus was no ordinary criminal, and didn’t deserve to die. Boldly this sinner turned to Jesus and pleaded “remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” In that moment another soul was saved. Jesus didn’t stop bringing the lost and the sinful into His Kingdom then, and he is still in the salvation business today.

You mustn’t ever think it is too late.

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