Some twenty centuries ago there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. His death was contrary to the laws of death. He lived in poverty; He possessed neither wealth nor social privilege.
In infancy He startled a king; in childhood He puzzled doctors; in manhood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as pavements and hushed the sea to sleep.
He had no cornfields or fisheries, but He could spread a table for five thousand and have bread and fish to spare.
He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His service.
He never wrote a book, and yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him.
He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the 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; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under His orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot fired.
He never practiced psychiatry, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.
When He died few men mourned. But a black crepe was hung over the sun. Though men trembled not for their own sins, the earth beneath them shook under the load. All nature honored Him. Sinners alone rejected Him. Corruption could not get hold of His body.
Once each week the wheels of commerce cease their turning and multitudes wind their way to worshiping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him.
Like Thomas, could anyone in their right mind keep from exclaiming: "My Lord and my God!?"
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