And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” — Luke 23:43
While our actions don’t remove our consequences, they can never remove the Father’s love for us. Jesus promises everlasting life to those who would simply believe in and follow Him. Believe and follow.
It’s a vivid reminder for us that those who suffer with Him, will also reign with Him. Believing in Him as Lord isn’t just a “knowing that it is true” belief, it’s a commitment to follow Him with all of our heart, to the end. He remembers the faithful!