It is told simply for children and youth as a great example of love for His fellow men. The story of the earthy life of Christ Our Saviour is written without words in ten thousand forms on every feature of nature, in every phase of human experience, in every fact of life. We can never fully realize how deep is the impression, how wide-spread is the influence of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Every blessing of every kind comes to us through that connection between heaven and earth, which was formed when the Lord of glory espoused the cause of a world lost in sin.
The infinite pathos of that story has inspired the pen of the learned and the tongue of the eloquent. But it is best told in child-like language. The wonderful spectacle needs no human coloring. Its glory surpasses the art of men. It shines brightest in its own luster.
In these pages no effort is made toward artificial embellishment. The plain story is simply told by pen that is moved with a deep sense of the infinite proportions on the subject. May it be received in the same simplicity and purity of faith.