Merry Christmas!

I came across the following poem years ago, and it really touched my heart. As you read it, consider how much God loves us to send Jesus to be born in such a humble way, to live and experience all that mankind experiences, and to suffer and die so that we might share eternity with Him!

Jesus’ coming changed everything and nothing expresses that better than the poem, One Solitary Life by Dr. James Allen.


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 travelled 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 his 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
Dr James Allan © 1926.
May your Christmas be filled with blessings and new encounters with the Savior!



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