Monday, June 9, 2008

The Visitor

One day, a man went to visit a church. He got there early, parked his car, and got out. Another car pulled up near and 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".

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

3 comments:

Thomas said...

Great post Smiley!

I park at the same spot, sit at the same spot and attend the same service every weekend. I normally do not have to worry about the parking or where I sit during the service. I park toward the end of the parking lot and I sit in the front row. It seems that no one wants to sit in the front row during Saturday service. Or maybe it is because of my singing.


Thomas

The Secret Life of Kat said...

Mmmm...great post Melissa. Very thought provoking.

Thanks for your kind words today. I meant a lot.

The Secret Life of Kat said...

Sheesh...I need spell check for my brain.

I MEANT to say - "IT meant a lot."

NOT - "I meant a lot."

I also meant to mention that I've added you to my blogroll.

Thanks again!

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