Two Sides

The cross of Christ divides all mankind. There are only two sides,

those for Christ, and those against Him. Think of the two thieves;

from the side of Christ one went down to death cursing God, and the

other went to glory.

What a contrast! In the morning he is led out, a condemned criminal;

in the evening he is saved from his sins. In the morning he is

cursing; in the evening he is singing hallelujahs with a choir of

angels. In the morning he is condemned by men as not fit to live on

earth; in the evening he is reckoned good enough for heaven. In the

morning nailed to the cross; in the evening in the Paradise of God,

crowned with a crown he should wear through all the ages. In the

morning not an eye to pity; in the evening washed and made clean in

the blood of the Lamb. In the morning in the society of thieves and

outcasts; in the evening Christ is not ashamed to walk arm-in-arm

with him down the golden pavements of the eternal city.

The thief was