Skip to comments.One Solitary Life
Posted on 04/18/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT by MNDude
He 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 when public opinion turned against him
He never wrote a book He never held an office He never went to college He never visited a big city He never travelled more than two hundred miles From the place where he was born He did none of the things Usually associated with greatness He had no credentials but himself
He was only thirty three
His friends ran away One of them denied 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 While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing The only property he had on earth
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 Jesus is the central figure of the human race And the leader of mankind's progress 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 that one solitary life
Dr James Allan Francis © 1926.
Absolutely! The greatest ever told and known world-wide!!
“he never visited a big city”
Um, what was Jerusalem in the first century, an unincorporated township?
This version you’ve posted is a bit truncated, missing out some things.
Here is the classic recording by Gene Autry.
Worth listening to.
Joseph was a carpenter. He was a tradesman. As one singled out by God to be the earthly father of the young Jesus, I'd have to think he was probably a pretty good one. Back in the day, a tradesman would have been roughly what we'd consider middle class. To say Jesus was a peasant is revisionism.
Mary and Joseph offered doves as a sin offering. Only the poor would offer these as a sacrifice as the wealthy and middle class would offer lambs.