the child of a peasant woman.
He was raised in another village,
working as a carpenter until the age of thirty,
when He became an itinerant preacher.
In all His life,
He never wrote a book, held a public office,
or attended a college.
He had no home or family of His own.
Large cities were unknown to Him and He was never
more than 200 miles from the place of His birth.
He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness.
He had no credentials, but Himself.
After three years as a preacher,
public opinion turned against Him.
His friends deserted Him,
leaving Him to suffer the mockery of a
trial at the hands of His enemies.
He was sentenced to death and was nailed to a
cross between two thieves.
As He was dying, His executioners gambled for His robe
His only possession on earth.
Nineteen centuries have passed since His death,
and today He is the central figure of the human race
and the leader of the column of progress.
All time is measured by His birth.
All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed,
all the kings that have ever reigned and
all the governments that have ever ruled,
combined, have not influenced the life of man
upon this earth nearly as much as that One Solitary Life.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of all.
He is the Architect of the universe.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be unmoved,
unchanged, undefeated, and never undone!
He was bruised, and brought healing;
He was pierced, and eased pain;
He was persecuted, and brought freedom;
He was dead, and brought life;
He was risen, and brings power;
He reigns, and brings peace!
The world can't understand Him; armies can't defeat Him;
schools can't explain Him;
and political leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him.
The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him.
Nero couldn't crush Him.
Hitler couldn't silence Him.
The New Age Movement can't replace Him.
Talk show hosts can't explain Him away.
He is light, love, longevity, and LORD.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness, and GOD.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right.
His word is eternal.
His will is unchanging.
And, His mind is on ME.
He is my Redeemer.
He is my Saviour.
He is my Guide.
He is my Peace.
He is my Joy.
He is my Comfort.
He is my LORD.
He rules my life.
I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light,
and His goal for me is ABUNDANT LIFE.
I follow Him because He is the Wisdom of the Wise,
the Power of the Powerful, the Ancient of Days,
the Ruler of Fulers, the Leader of Leaders,
and Overseer of Overcomers, and the Sovereign Lord of all
that was, that is, and that is to come.
And if that seems impressive to you,
try this on for size:
His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me, never forsake me,
never mislead me, never
forget me, never overlook me,
and never blot my name from His book of life.
When I fall, He lifts me up.
When I fail, He forgives.
When I am weak, He is strong.
When I am lost, He is the way.
When I am afraid, He is my courage.
When I stumble, He steadies me.
When I am hurt, He heals me.
When I am broken, He mends me.
When I am blind, He leads me.
When I am hungry, He feeds me.
When I face trials, He is with me.
When I face persecution, He shields me.
When I face problems, He comforts me.
When I face loss, He provides for me.
When I face death, He carries me home.
He is everything for everyone, everywhere,
every time, and in every way.
He is God, and He is faithful.
I am His, and He is mine.
Every day is a blessing, for GOD IS.
Today I will be handling all of your problems.
Please remember that I do not need your help.
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you
cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it.
Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box.
It will be addressed in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box,
do not hold on to it
If you find yourself stuck in traffic; Don't despair.
There are people in this world for whom driving is an
unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work;
Think of the man who has been out of work for years.
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad;
Think of the person who has never known what it's like
to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend;
Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve
hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away
Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity
to take that walk.
Should you notice a new grey hair in the mirror;
Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she
had hair to examine.
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what
is life all about, asking what is my purpose?
Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long
enough to get the opportunity.
Should you find yourself the victim of other people's
bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities;
Remember, things could be worse.
You could be them!!!!