صيادي الناس

Message from the Monthly Flyer September 2015

A lonely life

He never wrote a book, he never held a position, he never had his own family, or owned a house. He did not go to university, he never visited a great city, he never travelled further than 200 miles from his place of birth. He never did any of the things which are usually associated with greatness.

He had no references other than himself. He had just reached the age of 33 when the mass of public opinion turned against him. His friends forsook him, he was handed over to his enemies, and he had to bear the mockery of a public court proceedings. He was nailed on a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his hangmen played to see who would get his clothing - the only possession he had on this earth. When he was dead, he was placed in a borrowed grave as a result of a friend having compassion for him.

Twenty centuries have gone by since that time; and, today, he is a central personality among people and a leader of human progress.

All the armies who marched, all the naval armed forces who navigated the sea, all the parliaments who had sessions, and all the kings who ever reigned - all of them together were unable to influence human life on earth like this one solitary life...

Philippian 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

صيادي الناس

previous message next message