We’re anticipating the arrival this week of our very first great grandchild. With modern science at hand we already know that she’s a girl and she’s already been named— Charlotte.
One of the wonderful things about birth is that it’s full of promise and purpose to be fulfilled. It’s exciting to anticipate. What will she look like? What color will her hair be? More than anything else, what kind of future will she have?
That last thing is the most important on my heart. We want only the best for our children. So it is with God the Father. Perhaps this is why He uses the metaphor of birth as the foundation of our faith.
We were all born without knowing the burden of all the wrong in this world. Sadly, it’s all too soon that we encounter it. The pristine nature of our babyhood is all to soon burdened with the wrong things of this world.
God has said that, if we want to be reattached to that initial innocence we must be born again—not bodily but spiritually. While many people are wary of using the words ”born again,” it is the biblical description of our salvation.
I’m looking forward to meeting my great granddaughter. I equally look forward to the day she will meet Jesus.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God,…for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:1a and 4