“What Manner of Man Is This?”

“What manner of man is this?”
(Mark 4:41)

All religious reformers and messiahs come to live; He came to die.

All others leave monuments and memorials; no one can find His birthplace, grave, nor one possession.

All others write diaries and memoirs; He wrote on the sand.

All others choose their followers from the rich, powerful, and influential; He chose the poor and needy.

All others praise human righteousness; he condemned it.

All others seek those who can help them; He sought those whom He could help.

All others promise success and happiness to their followers; He promised tribulation and suffering.

All others hold their disciples with fear and force; He invited his to leave Him if they would.

All others have palaces, mansions, and headquarters; He had no place to lay his head.

All others reward the most talented with recognition, titles, and honor; He said, “THE LEAST shall be greatest.

All others say, “Follow me; I will show you the way”; He said, “Come to me, I AM THE WAY.”

All others claim to be messengers of God; He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen God!”

All others stay dead; He arose and all of His claims, works, and promises are true because God raised Him from the dead.

By Henry Mahan

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