Every Day A Birthday – Good News for April 20

20 04 2009

John 3:1-8

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”  Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?”

Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit
he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

The Daily Path: “How can a man once grown old be born again?”

Nicodemus asks a question that I think so many want an answer to. Even some who have been reborn yet seem to have lost the Spirit. As I consider my own journey I understand that to be reborn is not a one-off event, rather re-birth means embracing the Lord with each new day. These are troubled times and it’s easy to get discouraged (grow old). Stay young (have faith) in Jesus. Re-enter the womb through renewal in the Spirit each day.

Room to Chat: Every day a re-birth day!