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 traveled extensively. He only once crossed the boundary of the country 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 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 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 marshaled an army, nor drafted a solder, 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 each 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.
“God also hath highly exalted Him (Jesus Christ), 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 on 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 2:9-10).
“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).
— “The Incomparable Christ”
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