More than nineteen hundred years ago there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. This Man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did He cross the boundary of the contry in which He lived; that was during His exile in childhood.
He possessed neither wealth nor influence. His relatives were inconspicous, and had neither training or formal education.
In infancy He startled a king; in childhood He puzzled doctors; in manhood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as a pavements, and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge His service.
He never wrote a book, and yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him.
He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the songwrieters 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; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under His orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot fired.
He never practiced psychiatry, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.
Once each week the wheels of commerce cease their turning and multitudes went their way to worshiping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him.
The names of the past proud statesmen of Greece and Rome have come and gone. The names of the scientists, philosophers, and theologians have come and gone, but the name of this Man abounds more and more. Though time has spread niniteen hundred years between the people of this generation and the scene of His crucifixion, yet He still lives. Herod could not destroy Him, and the grave could not hold Him.
He stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints, and feared by devils, as the living, personal Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
We are either going to be forever with Him, or forever without Him. It was the incomparable Christ who said:
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20).
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
"There is on God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5).
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou halt be saved" (Acts 16:31).
(From: American Tract Society, NY, N.Y)
God bless you all...