When you watch the news... When you listen to what people say about other people... When you think about what was done to you... When you think about what you've done... When you think about your own thoughts...
Jesus said, 'You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' (John 3:7)
Maybe you've heard the phrase, 'born again', but when Jesus said it to Nicodemus no one had ever heard it before. And most of us don't realize that the first part of this phrase was, 'You should not be surprised by my saying...'
Why should we not be surprised by Jesus - God in the flesh (John 1:14) - telling us that we need to be 'born again'? Because every one of us is weary at the darkness and damage of our own lives!
There comes a time when there has been too much damage to patch something up, to refurb' it. We throw it out, and buy a new one. We start again. Jesus came not to cover up the old, or patch it up... He came so our sinful life could die with him, and rise with him to a new life. He came so that we could be 'born again'. Honestly, if I look at my life, my heart, my record, my despair - it does not surprise me that God would whisper, 'You must be born again.'
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)