One day, a man went to visit a church, 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 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.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When you read this, say a prayer. That's all you have to do. There is nothing attached. This is powerful.Maybe, just maybe, we will always be thinking of who took our place.
**I didnt write this,but isnt so true about most churches,They have there pews.There seats.and get there feathers in a ruff over little things.I have a friend who is going through this same thing,well pretty much somebody got upset and now they are without a church home.Ya know Im a back row Baptist,Although at the moment Im not a baptist,Gods working in my life,and has led me to Quest.But to get to the point Im trying to make.I try to get as close to the back as possiable.One with the girsl its easier to make a quick escape if they get loud.But the more I think and Imange,I bet Jesus is up front,on the front row.I think next Sunday at the 11am service I may set on the front row!!!!!!! Aint sure about the 9am though.Gotta go see what it is all about any of you Quest Members go!!!!???