Here is a man who was born of Jewish parents. He worked in a carpenter’s shop until He was thirty years of age, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book, He never held an office. He never owned a home. He never went to college. He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness.
He was crucified, died and was buried. He rose again the third day. Today He is the central figure of the human race. All the armies that ever marched and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, have not affected the life of mankind upon earth as powerfully as has this man Jesus.
Jesus came down from Heaven. He put on humanity that we might put on divinity. He became Son of man that we might become sons of God. He was born of a virgin. In boyhood He puzzled scholars. In manhood He controlled nature, walking on water and calming the stormy sea.
Jesus had neither wealth nor social status. He owned no farm or fishing fleet, yet He fed 5,000 people and had bread and fish left over. He healed multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His service. Jesus left the land of Heaven for His earthly life of self-sacrificing love. He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. What manner of man is this?
Acknowledgement: “The Evangelist” Issue 73 / 11
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