And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23:42-43 ESV
Lord, There are prayers of sinners and then there is a sinner’s prayer. The repentant thief on the cross asked the simplest of things of You Lord and You answered in the simplest way. Knowing he was going to die, the repentant sinner, the thief, asked for life in Your future kingdom. It was a simple sinner’s prayer. You answered his simple faith with a simple reward. Paradise. Today. Forever. With You. How could You to do that? You were dying on that cross as an innocent substitute for that dying thief. You died for His sins to give him paradise, today, forever, with You.You died in my place as an innocent substitute to give me paradise, today, forever, with You. If i or anyone, anywhere, in simple faith, like the repentant thief, will ask, pray this sinner’s prayer, You will give me or them paradise, today, forever, with You. Thank You my Savior. Amen.