I heard this on the radio today and first thing looked it up so I could post it. It really made me think about how one life (one person) can affect other lives.
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 30. 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 traveled more than 200 miles from the place He was born. He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.
He was only 33 when public opinion turned against Him. His friends deserted Him. He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. When He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only property he had on earth – His clothing. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race, 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 mankind on earth as much as this – One Solitary Life.
Do You Know Who He Is?
If you do, you know He can influence and change lives for the better like no other. He set the example for us…shouldn’t we try to live up to it.
Psalms 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.