Two Thieves at Calvary - April 5, 2022

Scripture says, “And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.” Calvary’s Hill.  Two thieves—gaunt and pale.

With the cynicism of most of the crowd, one calls out, “So you’re the Messiah, are you?  Prove it by saving yourself and us too, while you’re at it!”

The other in defense says, “Don’t you even fear God when you are dying?  We deserve to die, but this man hasn’t done one thing wrong.”

Lodged in the thief’s statement are what anyone needs to recognize in order to come to Jesus.  Jesus is not on that cross for his sins.  He is there for ours! And the thief on the cross makes the same request any Christian makes. “Remember me when you come into your Kingdom!”