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  At Last...  

This story is told about
The Thief on the Cross next to Jesus

It seemed to be his lot...
He was one of those unfortunate people with a talent for always being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

He was born wrong:

Declining Roman Empire
A broken home
The conquered Jewish nation
Poverty stricken slums.

He lived wrong:

Others went to school; he played hookie.
Others played ball; he stole apples.
Others learned trades; he learned to cheat.

Just a common thief:

He started wrong.
He lived wrong.

And it looked as if he would finish wrong -

The wrong place
The wrong time
A Roman cross
Painful death
Final shame.

When, from the middle cross, came the words of Redeeming Love:

"Verily I say unto thee,
To day shalt thou be with me
in paradise."
(Luke 23:43)

In all the stream of human history, One and only One of the numbered sons of Adam could have said those words... and He hung beside him. What tremendous fortune! What wondrous Providence! In one instant, his life, given to evil, thoroughly misused, doomed to eternal death, was changed, and ended in crowning glory.

It was the one sentence which redeems all failure, and it was said to him! At Life's final flickering moment, the one most important issue of all was gloriously solved.

At long last, he was at the Right Place, at the right time!

Author Unknown

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