Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’*
Born again. A new beginning. What an offer this is.
Jesus told us that we shouldn’t be amazed that we need to be born again. Born from above. Born of God.
It is obvious really. We have messed up. We need to start again, and the only effective way to gain a fresh beginning is by being connected to God, the one true God.
That it is expedient, most people can understand. We all know we have fallen short of God’s best for our lives. That it is actually possible is another matter. It is a marvellous thing. God has said it is His decision to allow us to have a new start. We can be born again. We can be born of His Spirit, even taking on the nature of God, by his Spirit in our lives, the divine Presence with us and in us.
This gives us a head start in our new life. We are no longer slaves of sin, but servants of righteousness, which means we are considered guilt free and able to cope with temptation. We can live a life that is pleasing to God.
Brand new, innocent and free.