Saturday, March 22, 2008

~One Solitary Life~



On the life of Jesus Christ

"Here is a man who 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, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never owned a home. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put his foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.

He had nothing to do with this world except the naked power of His divine manhood. While still a young man, the tide of public opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He was dying—and that was his coat. When he was dead He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the centerpiece of the human race and the leader of the column of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life."


James Allan Francis, Author of "One Solitary Life"
(1864–1928)


8 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

Amen and Amen!!

You have such a lovely blog! Wishing you and yours a happy Easter!

Beverly said...

Easter Blessings to you and your family.

Thank you for sharing this touching piece.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

It's good to remember that Easter is not about the Easter bunny and chocolate or pretty decorations but about the resurrection
of the precious life given so that we might have everlasting life.

Thank you.

Donna said...

Deborah, what a beautiful Easter post! I'm so happy you found my blog. I'll be adding a link to your blog from mine. I'll be back to read some older posts, but right now have to get back to dinner on the stove!! Have a very happy Easter! (P.S. We have a lot in common.. we'll catch up later :)
Donna

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Lovely post. Milo is becoming more relaxed today. I'm sure by the end of the week it will be as normal. :)
Alexandra

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Hi Deborah, love your Easter post, if not for Jesus what hope would we have? I hope you have a fun & safe trip. We will be leaving April 2, return April 6th. I am having a giveaway, did you want to sign up for it? Take care! Hugs***Renea

Mary said...

I so loved reading this Deborah - thank you for sharing - and the white azalea is the perfect flower to illustrate these amazing words.

Cooled off today after that lovely weekend. We are busy - lots going on - is it this week you leave town? We leave next Tues. for D.C. and Pennsylvania to visit Bob's Mom and sister and family.

Hope you continuie to feel good and have a safe trip when you go.
Hugs - Mary.

Shabbyfufu said...

Lovely post Deborah. Thank you for your kind condolences sent my way:-)