While Jesus suffered, criminals were crucified on either side of His cross. One mocked and insulted Jesus, but the other was riddled with guilt and knew the One with the crown of thorns could give him the freedom he desperately needed.
In the midst of terrible pain, Jesus listened to this criminal’s plea for forgiveness and eternal life. He promised His presence right then, and on into paradise. While paying for all the sins of the world, Jesus was also redeeming the man dying next to him.
We made three cross circle crafts today, to remember that just as Jesus forgave the criminal on the cross, He also forgives us.
Read more about Jesus and the criminal’s conversation in Luke 23:39-43.
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