One Solitary Life

By James Hudson (1926)

He was born in an obscure village.

He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty.

He then became an itinerant preacher.

He never held an office.

He never had a family.

He didn’t go to college.

He had no credentials but Himself.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race.

All the armies that have ever marched,

All the navies that ever sailed,

All the parliaments that ever sat,

And all the kings that ever reigned

Have not affected the life of man as much as that One Solitary Life.