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Cloaked
12-24-2005, 11:52 AM
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 thirty.
Then for 3 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 visited a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles from the place
where he was born. He did none of the things
one usually associates with greatness.
He had no credentials except himself. He was only
thirty-three when the tide of public opinion
turned against him. His friends ran away. 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 he was 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
he is the central figure of the human race
and 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 man
on this earth so much as
THAT ONE SOLITARY LIFE.


I have never typed nor read this without tears coming to my eyes. That remains true, even today
for if you think about it, He is the very reason for our existence on this earth and the way he was
treated should sadden us all and yet it is the ultimate in ironies that we have the opportunity for
everlasting life because he died for us.
While I play an alias role on this forum; it is this one time a year that I always take a moment to
remind all of you of who my faith resides in and to ask you to join me in my faith in The Rock of my salvation.
May God the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit bless you and yours in this joyous holiday season.
I ask you to make a new tradition in your own home this Christmas Eve. Take 3 minutes out of
your hectic lives tonight in quiet time with your entire family and read aloud the verse above.
It will change your lives. It changed mine.
Have a safe, wonderful and joyous Holiday Season with your friends and families but most importantly, never forget; Jesus the King is the reason for the season.

God Bless You Every One,
Sporty, Christmas 2005

whitedog
12-24-2005, 12:13 PM
I'll second what sport said.

Merry Christmas everyone and may God bless you all.

peason
12-24-2005, 12:28 PM
Amen! May you all be blessed on this day and throughout the new year!

bcampbe7
12-24-2005, 05:28 PM
God Bless!

stevo137
12-25-2005, 12:13 PM
Amen Sporty!

This is what's it's all about,

JESUS!

He is the "reason for the season".

Merry Christmas to you all!

Leroy
12-25-2005, 06:37 PM
Short and very moving Sporty! Thanks and Mery Christmas!

pilot02
12-25-2005, 07:30 PM
Saw this a little late but wanted to say Merry Christmas all and thanks for the little things we all take for granted.

pilot02