Jesus was crucified alongside two criminals. One of them, rejecting Jesus, used his last breath to mock Jesus. The other recognizing Jesus as Savior asked, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom”.
Jesus honored that second criminal’s request. No questions asked. Just as he was.
Jesus’ invitation to this man is the same invitation he extends to you. Jesus invites you to be with him, in his Kingdom…not only in Heaven one day, but for all the days until that day here on Earth. The minute you say YES to Jesus and recognize Him for all of who He is, that new life with Him begins. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or the circumstances you’re currently facing. You can have a new life with Jesus, right now. No questions asked. Just as you are…by recognizing Jesus…just as He is.
Jesus, thank you. You gave your life so I could have life. You willingly and joyfully endured the cross. What you did, you did for me. Thank you. For the forgiveness and freedom that was purchased through your blood, thank you. For accepting me, loving me, and redeeming me just as I am, thank you. For continually transforming me, thank you. Amen.