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Took My Place

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Early one morning, a weary traveler came upon a small, inviting looking church nestled among the tall trees of a country setting.

Since he arrived early, he decided to park his car, and take a stroll around the beautiful area before services began.

Just as he returned, another car pulled up and the driver got out. Without as much as a greeting, the new arrival pointed toward the strangers car and said, "I always park there - you took my place!"

The visitor entered the church, and quietly sat down.

Within a few minutes, a young lady approached him and stated, "I always sit there - you took my place!"

Although somewhat distressed by the rudeness, the visitor said nothing in return.

After Sunday School services, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down.

Once again, he'd no more than been seated when another church member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit! You took my place!"

Feeling unwanted and unwelcome by this time, the visitor simply smiled at the woman, but remained seated.

Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor silently rose to his feet.

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?"

His hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye, as every ear heard His humble whisper ---

"I took your place."

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