THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST
More than nineteen hundred years ago there was a man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He received no formal education and never possessed wealth or wide-spread influence. He never traveled extensively. He only once crossed the boundary of the country in which He lived. But this man’s life has changed the course of history.
In infancy He startled a king; in childhood he puzzled doctors; in man hood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the waves, 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 His life has inspired more books than any other man. He never wrote a song. Yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all songwriters combined. He never founded a college. But all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students.
He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun. Yet no leader ever had more rebels surrender to Him without a shot fired.
He never practiced psychiatry. Yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.
Once each week the wheels of commerce cease their turning, and multitudes gather to pay homage and respect to Him.
Though time has spread nineteen hundred years between the people of this generation and His birth, He still lives. His enemies could not destroy Him, and the grave could not hold Him. This man stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by His people, and feared by devils, as the risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“God also hath highly exalted Him (Jesus Christ), and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Doesn’t that excite you? I get towards the end and have to force myself to slow down. The Incomparable Christ’s author is unknown, but he summed it up beautifully, I think. There is none other like Jesus…not then, not now, not ever. If you haven’t bent your knee and acknowledged Jesus for Who He Is, God In Flesh, may I encourage you to reflect on Him a bit. Ask Him to be your Saviour — there is never a better time than right now. Confess to Him that He is Lord, not to anyone, just Him. Let Him in your heart and bear your sins to Him. He already knows what is in your heart & He will forgive every single one of them. Start this Christmas right with God! He loves you and He is waiting.