Absorbing God’s Word
“Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43
Applying God’s Word
Right before he dies, one of the thieves hanging on the cross next to Jesus puts his faith in Jesus. Jesus then grants the thief his request.
Last Sunday afternoon, nine people died in a helicopter crash. Most of us will remember this tragic incident because Kobe Bryant was one of the people who died in the crash.
All the people on board were important people, though. They were gifted children, proud parents, dedicated coaches and skilled professionals. All were loved by their family and friends.
We’d like to think that before each of them died they requested to be with Jesus in His kingdom. We know for a fact that Kobe Bryant was at church last Sunday morning prior to getting on that helicopter.
Accounting of God’s Word
Have I asked Jesus to remember me to His kingdom? Am I inviting others to do the same?