In this passage, Jesus re-assures the ‘penitent thief’ that they would be together in Paradise.
It’s a wonderful reminder to all who are suffering that Jesus knows what it is like to suffer and will alongside us to the end and beyond!
Let’s take the opportunity to think of those we know who are suffering for whatever reason.
Loving God, help us to remember that you are always with us in our suffering.
We hold before you all our needs and the worries of the people we know.
Help us to find ways to walk with those who suffer so they do not carry burdens alone.
We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN