Some Christmas Thoughts

by Roger Granquist on December 10, 2009

As it is Christmas, I was listening to an Andy Williams Christmas CD and he said a really neat piece about the life of Christ, quoted from journalist Jim Bishop. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy!

Millions of people celebrate the birth of the Christ child on December 25th. Even those who don’t celebrate him all agree that he has had a tremendous impact on the world. American Newspaper Journalist, Jim Bishop, wrote in his column one Christmas morning something that puts everthing in perspective:

“There was a man born of Jewish parents in an obscure village. He grew up in another obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was 30, and then for 3 years he was an itinerate preacher. He never wrote a book, he never held office, he never owned a home, he never had a family, he never went to college, he never put his foot inside a big city, he never traveled 200 miles from the place where here was born. He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness. While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away from him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property he had, his coat. When he was dead, he was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave. All the armies that have ever marched, all of the navies that were ever built, all of the parliaments that ever sat, all of the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth as has this one solitary life.”

Merry Christmas!!!

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