One Solitary Life

by Sal on December 24, 2005

in Religion

As everyone gathers to celebrate Christmas with their families and friends, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas day. Below is an essay entitled “One Solitary Life”.

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself…

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Twenty long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.

John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1.14 - “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.”

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 14:6 – “Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father, but through me.”

Luke 2:7 – “She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them at the inn”.

My best wishes for a Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.

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thelamp November 19, 2006 at 4:05 pm

It is truly amazing how much influence Jesus had. Too bad when people were looking for a political deliverer what they should have and what is still available is much more important and better: Spiritual Deliverance.


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