Thursday, December 22, 2005

Connect The Dots

Many people throughout the last 20 centuries have wondered how the life and death of one Galilean peasant has changed the course of human history.

I can personalize that question and wonder how it is that my own life intersected with the man from Galilee, and how radically diferent it is because of that meeting.

Our life can often appear as a series of dots on a page. The dots seem to have no real flow or connection. We often give up trying to make them form a pattern because it takes too much mental energy. And then we encounter the God-man named Jesus, and it all starts to make sense. All because of one solitary life.

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One Solitary Life
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.

He grew up in still another village, where He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book.

He never held an office.

He never had a family or owned a house.

He didn't go to college.

He never visited a big city.

He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born.

He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness.He had no credentials but Himself.

He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against Him.

His friends ran away.

He was turned over to His enemies and went through a mockery of a trial.

He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.

While He was 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.Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind's progress.

All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together,

Have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that one solitary life.
James A. Francis

"Place a little faith in a big God." Rick Warren

John 21:25
And I suppose that if all the other things Jesus did were written down, the whole world could not contain the books.


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