Tuesday, December 25, 2007

One Life. One Day. One Celebration.

A little something meaningful to think about on this Christmas day...


Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office.

He never owned a home. He never set foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He had no credentials but Himself.

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves.

His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He was dying -- and that was His coat. When He was dead, He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the centerpiece of the human race and the leader of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as that One Solitary Life.

by James A. Francis

A reminder to myself that Christmas is not just about the festivities, the gatherings, the feastings and the presents. It is about the greatest celebration by many people about the greatest gift ever given.

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kyh said...

Nice story! Merry Christmas!!!

L B said...

Merry Christmas again, Rinnah.. Happy Birthday to Him.

may said...

blessed Christmas, rinnah!

Ehon said...

MERRY BLESSED CHRISTMAS AH LIN!! :D :D and happy boxing day!

zewt said...

amen to that... :)

Merry Christmas rinnah.

mistipurple said...

Merry Christmas Rinnah! got twelve days to wish hor? hehe

rinnah said...

kyh: Of course, it sounds much nicer when told this way. Lawl. Merry Christmas to you too!

l b: Merry Christmas to LB again! And yes, we have to wish Him Happy Birthday too!

may: Blessed Christmas, May!

ehon: Merry Blessed Christmas, Ah Boy! And Happy Boxing Day! *playfully sucker punches ehon*

zewt: You can say that again! Amen! Merry Christmas, zewt!

mistipurple: Wheeee! So syiok, 12 days of Christmas!

giddy tigress said...

How true. The true meaning of Christmas must always be remembered in our hearts.

rinnah said...

giddy tigress: Yup, let's always remember and celebrate it!