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December 18, 2013

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:13 am

 

Let us remember that Jesus is the “reason for the season”.  We can rejoice in His birth, life, death and resurrection.  Jesus makes the difference in our lives and brings life, hope and peace to all who believe in Him.

 

One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village

The child of a peasant woman

He grew up in another obscure village

Where He worked in a carpenter shop

Until he was thirty.

 

He never wrote a book

He never held an office

He never went to college

He never visited a big city

He never traveled more than two hundred miles

From the place where He was born

He did none of the things

Usually associated with greatness

He had no credentials but himself.

 

He was only thirty-three

 

His friends ran away

One of them denied Him

He was turned over to his enemies

And went through the mockery of a trial

He was nailed to a cross between two thieves

While dying, his executioners gambled for the clothing

The only property he had on earth.

 

When he was dead

He was laid in a borrowed grave

Through the pity of a friend.


Nineteen centuries have come and gone

And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race

And the leader of mankind’s progress

All the armies that have ever marched

All the navies that have ever sailed

All the parliaments that have ever sat

All the kings that ever reigned put together

Have not affected the life of mankind on earth

As powerfully as that one solitary life.

 

May God bless you with a joyous Christmas season.

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