Why we do it
The effort of our family and friends may seem extravagant, but to us and many supporters it represents our commitment to what Christmas represents. Those who dedicate their lives to Jesus, celebrate the hope the Christmas message brings for heavenly rewards and life long after our bodies have outlived their usefulness on this earth.
While some may scoff at our faith, scholars who have studied the historical text of the oldest record of human history in the bible, find it to be historically accurate. The logic behind the collection of writings is supportable, factual and inspirational. That is why so many have endorsed the Christian faith over the centuries.
THE INFLUENCE OF JESUS
Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, … He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty, and then for three years He traveled and preached. He never wrote a book. He never held an 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 two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. He had nothing to do with this world except the naked power of His Divine manhood.
While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a Cross between two thieves. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He was dying—and that was His coat. When He was dead He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Such was His human life — He rises from the dead. Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is arguably the most important and influential person in history. …All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.
-Excerpt from “One Solitary Life” by James C. Hefley
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