More than two thousand years ago there was
a man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty
and was reared in obscurity. He received no formal education
and never possessed wealth or wide spread influence. He never
traveled extensively. He only once crossed the boundary of the
country in which He lived but this man's life has changed the course
In infancy, He startled
a king. In childhood, He taught teachers. In
manhood, He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the waves and
hushed the sea to sleep. He healed the multitudes without medicine
and made no charge for His services.
He never wrote a book. Yet His life has inspired more books
than any other man. He never wrote a song. Yet He furnished
the theme for more songs than all songwriters combined. He never
founded a college but all the schools put together cannot boast of
having as many students.
He never marshaled
an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun. Yet no leader
ever had more rebels surrender to Him without a shot fired.
He never practiced psychiatry. Yet , He has healed more broken
hearts than all the doctors far and near.
Once a week, the wheels of commerce cease their turning, and multitudes
gather to pay homage and respect to Him.
Though time has spread two thousand years between the people of this
generation and His birth, He still lives. His enemies could
not destroy Him and the grave could not hold Him.
This man stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory,
proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by His people and
feared by devils as the risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him
the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every
tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
Father." Philippians 2:9-11.
confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9.