And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43 ESV)
The Romans crucified Jesus with at least two other criminals. One of those hurled insults, but the other recognized his guilt and asked Christ for mercy. Jesus responded by declaring that the man would be in Paradise with him that very day.
When Jesus speaks it is true. The Bible itself is often referred to as the Word of God. Jesus is called at the beginning of John’s Gospel the Word made flesh. Jesus words are always true. They were true when first uttered some 2,000 years ago. They are true today, and still so tomorrow.
When Jesus says “You will be,” then you will be. It’s a certainty. What is it you can hear him saying in your soul?
You will be….