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 widespread influence.
He never travelled extensively.
He only once crossed the boundary of the country in which He lived.
But this Man’s life has changed the course of history.
In infancy He startled a king; in childhood He puzzled Doctors;
in manhood He ruled the course of nature,
walked across the water 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 has 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 marshalled 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 from far and near.
Once a week the wheels of commerce cease their grinding,
and multitudes gather to pay homage and respect unto 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
as 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 Saviour Jesus Christ.
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2: 9-11
“... If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10: 9