Sunday, February 17, 2013

Scripture Sunday



Happy Sunday Morning 
Sweet Friends,

Well,  this isn't actually a scripture,  but it is
certainly who the scriptures write about, so 
thought it would qualify.  Someone sent this 
to me this week,  and everytime I read it .......
 I am struck by something different.
If you have never read it.....be sure to read it,
and if you have read it again.....cause you 
might be struck by something different too.



by James A. Francis

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, and then for three years
He was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never had a family.
He never owned a house.
He never went 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 but 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.

Twenty centuries have come and gone,
and today Jesus is the central figure
of the human race,
the leader of mankind's progress.

All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that have ever reigned
put together

Have not affected the life
of mankind on this earth
as much as that
one solitary life.


Have a Wonderful Sunday,

Love, Hugs and 
Restful Blessings,

Nellie

11 comments:

BECKY said...

Love this too, Nellie. So much to really take in, when you look at it like this.

Love ya! Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs,
Becky

Mary said...

Great post. Have a Blessed SonDay

Sister Susie said...

And to think that He knew all of this before He ever created anything! What a Savior! I am so
thankful and priviledged to be part of His forever Kingdom!
Love, Susan

Walking on Sunshine said...

Very nice poem! Thank you for sharing! Hope you had a nice weekend and a blessed Sunday!

Janet said...

Nellie

Great post. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings & love
Janet

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful and so true!!! Love this!!!

Cinderella Moments said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing it.
hugs♥,
Caroline

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I have read this, but it has been a long time...so, I read it again and took time to really think about it. Thank you!

Hope all is going well at your house this week. We are in preparation for a big winter ice/snow blast tomorrow. I hope they are wrong!

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