You Took My Place
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 noticedhim 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 receive this, say a prayer, that's all you have to do.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but
then an entire life to forget them. Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget.