Jesus Christ was miraculously conceived by the Holy Ghost in the virgin womb of Mary and was born two thousand years ago in Bethlehem; the month and day of His birth are unknown. Jesus Christ is God. He put on humanity that we might put on divinity. He became Son of man that we might become sons of God. He came to save His people from their sins. He came from Heaven, where the rivers never freeze, winds never blow, frosts never chill the air, flowers never fade, and one is never sick; there are no undertakers and no graveyards, for none ever die.

He was born contrary to the laws of nature, lived in poverty, reared in obscurity; only crossed the boundary of the land once in childhood. He had neither wealth nor influence, and had neither training nor formal education. His relatives were inconspicuous and uninfluential.

In infancy He startled a king; in boyhood He puzzled the wise men; in manhood He ruled the course of nature. He walked upon the billows 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 all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him. He never wrote a song, yet He has furnished the theme of more songs than all the song writers combined. He never founded a college, yet all the schools together cannot boast of as many students as He has. He never practiced psychiatry, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than doctors have healed broken bodies.

He never marshaled an army, drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun, yet no leader ever made more volunteers, who have under His orders made rebels stack arms of surrender without a shot being fired.

He laid aside the purple robe of royalty for a peasant’s gown. He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor. How poor? Ask Mary! Ask the wise men! 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. He is the ever Perfect One – He is the Chief among ten thousand.

He is the Star of Astronomy, the Rock of Geology, the Lion and the Lamb of Zoology, the Harmonizer of all discords, and the Healer of all diseases. 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 and the grave could not hold Him.

Twenty centuries have come and gone and today Jesus is the central figure of the world. 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 this One called Jesus Christ.

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