Luke 23: 39-43
And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (Luke 23:42 ESV)
Jesus endured ridicule from the mob, from the soldiers, and even from the criminal hanging near by. But one of them was afraid. One of them recognized his own sinfulness, and the justice being delivered by his punishment. That man cried out to Jesus. Maybe it was desperation, I am not the judge of that, regardless of the motive—he appealed to the mercy of Christ—asking to be remembered. Christ promised that that very day they would be together in Paradise.
Maybe you can remember a similar moment, a time when you cried out for the mercy of Christ, asking him to remember you. I remember multiple moments in my life when I cried out to him. I have come to believe this; Jesus remembers me.
Truthfully, I don’t always make it through every day feeling like a strong believer. I make mistakes. Often. Jesus remembers me. He remembers the me that cried out for him in earnest. And he helps me find my way back to that place. What does Jesus remember about you?