Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Incomparable Christ

By an unknown author....

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He came from the bosom of the Father to the bosom of a woman. He put on humanity that we might put on divinity. He became Son of Man that we might become sons of God. He came from heaven where the rivers never freeze, winds never blow, frosts never chill the air, flowers never fade, and no one is ever sick. No undertakers and no graveyards, for one one ever dies, no one is ever buried.
He was born contrary to the laws of nature, lived in poverty, reared in obscurity - only once crossed the boundary of the land, in childhood. He had no wealth or influence and had neither training nor education. His relatives were inconspicuous and not influential. In infancy, He startled a king; in boyhood, He puzzled the doctors; in manhood, He ruled the course of nature. He walked upon 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 not all the libraries of the country could hold all the books that have been written about Him. He never wrote a song, yet He has furnished the theme of more songs than all writers combined. He never founded a college, yet all the schools together cannot boast of as many students as He has. He never practiced medicine, and yet He healed more broken hearts than the doctors healed broken bodies.
He never marshaled an army, drafted a soldiers, or fired a gun, yet no leader ever made more volunteers who have, under his orders, made rebels stack arms or surrender without a shot being fired. He is the Star of astronomy, the Rock of geology, the Lion and the Lamb of zoology, the Harmonizer of all discords and the Healter of all diseases. Great men have come and gone, yet He lives on. Herod could not kill Him, Satan could not seduce Him, the grave could not hold Him.
He laid aside His purple robe for a peasants gown. He was rich, yet for our sake became poor. How poor? Ask Mary! Ask the wise men! He slept in another's slop trough. He cruised the lake in another's boat. He rode on another man's ass. He was buried in another man's tomb. All failed, but He, never! The ever-perfect One, He is the Chief among ten thousand. He is altogether lovely and He is my Savior.