Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Surprises of Grace


“Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” - Luke 23 v 42 - 43

We don't know exactly what the two men crucified with Jesus had done.
But we do know that they were condemned out of their own mouths.
One of them said that they deserved to die.

Having lived a life and made the bad choices that had brought them to the point of death it would sound like no one looking at that scene had a complaint. This was no unjust execution. So onlookers and even one of them knew this was what they deserved. Justice was going to be done.

But even with the nails being hammered through his sinful hands with death imminent, Grace was about to dawn on one criminals life. Grace shouts you are never too bad and as long as there is life in your body its never too late.

There may be a few people surprised to see his face in heaven after all he was not a nice guy. But grace surprises us every day and may even continue to surprise us in eternity.

It may surprise me who ends up in Jesus Kingdom but the biggest surprise to me is that I will be there.

Only by GRACE.

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