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 m obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did He cross the boundary of the country in which He lived; that was: that was during His exile in childhood.
He possessed neither wealth nor influence. His relatives were inconspicuous, and had neither training nor 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 if pavements, and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for 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 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; 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 make 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 past scientists philosophers and theologians have come and gone; but the name of this Man abounds
more and more. Though time has spread nineteen 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, the Messiah and Savior, the Redeemer of Israel. “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made the same Jesus – both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36).
This blessed Savior Messiah is the true and rightful Redeemer. “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Here is God’s appointed sacrifice for sins. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11).