TOOK MY PARKING SPACE AT
(This should wake us up.)
One day, a man went to visit a
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
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
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
When you receive this, say a prayer.
That's all you have to do.
powerful. Maybe, just
maybe, we can get the world to start
thinking of who took our place.