This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He received no formal education and never possessed wealth or wide-spread influence.
He never traveled extensively. He only once crossed the boundary of the country in 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 man hood 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 soldier, 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 nineteen hundred 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.
We are either going to be forever with Him, or forever without Him.
It was the incomparable Christ who said:
"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)