Affecting Mankind Forever,
The Life of our Lord Jesus Christ
Revised Version of the Original Writing by
Dr. James Allen Francis
God Loves the World so Much that He sends His Son Jesus Christ to Earth
to Redeem His Creation from Sin
All the armies that ever marched and
all the navies that have
ever set sail,
All the parliaments that have ever sat, and all the
kings that ever reigned,
All put together have not affected the life of man on Earth
Like this one solitary life – Jesus Christ
He was born in an obscure village, his birth announced by a star
He was the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop
until he was thirty.
Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book.
He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house.
He didn't go 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.
After He rose three days later, He was seen by hundreds of people
yet many still chose not to believe
And as He ascended into heaven, His final words were "I will be with you always"
Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure
of the human race, and the leader of mankind's progress.
All the armies that ever marched, All the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliaments that have ever sat, All the kings that ever reigned,
Put together have not affected
The life of man on Earth
As much as that one solitary life.
One Solitary Life
Original Version of the Poem Written by Dr. James Allen Francis © 1926