“Who Is This?”

“Who is this?”
(Matthew 21:10)


ALL religious reformers and messiahs come to live; Christ 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 held 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 should be the 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 the 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.


Henry Mahan

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