The Incomparable Christ

More than nineteen hundred years ago there was a man born contrary to the laws of life.

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 manhood 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.

Though time has spread nineteen hundred years between the people of this generation and His birth, He still lives. Great men have come and gone, yet He lives on. Herod could not kill Him, Satan could not seduce Him, Death could not destroy Him, the grave could not hold Him.

He laid aside His purple robe for a peasant’s gown. He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor. He slept in another’s manger. He cruised the lake in another’s boat. He rode on another man’s donkey. He was buried in another man’s tomb. All failed but He never.

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.

“God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

Image attribution: Anyska Hristovska