He died for all of us.
One day, a man went to visit a church. He arrived early, parked his car, and got out. Another car pulled up near him, and the driver told him, “I always park there. You took my place!” The visitor went into the church to attend the liturgy. Another member walked up to him and said, “That’s where I always sit. You took my place!” The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing. The visitor went to the youth meeting after the liturgy and 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 even more troubled by the treatment, but still said nothing. The following week, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood, and his appearance began to change! Horrible scars became visible on his hands and sandaled feet. Someone from the congregation noticed and called out, “What happened to you?” The visitor replied:”I took your place!”