.....to be born...
The miracle of new life,
a time of celebration and joy, when pain
and labour are forgotten.
Yet first innocence soon fades,
as the unyielding cycle of life and death
repeats itself again.
"Everyone who does what is right has
"unless a man is born of water and
Notes for "a time to be born"
|Genesis 1-2||The first few pages of the Bible describe the birth of the universe and the beginning of life on earth. They tell us that we are here as the result of a deliberate act of creation by an Almighty Creator.|
|Is 45:18||We are here for a reason, not by accident or a chance evolution. Life is meaningful, not meaningless.|
|We have a duty, a responsibility towards our creator which will give real purpose to our lives.|
|God has a plan for the world, to fill it with the glory of his character and wisdom. That plan requires a process of rebirth, a new creation, because the world has been corrupted by human evil.|
|We ourselves need to be reborn, remodelled for our place in the new world of the future.|
|The key to this divine plan is Jesus Christ, whose miraculous birth 2000 years ago is the pivotal point in human history. He is the first of this new creation.|
|We can be reborn by our faith in him. Baptism is the essential sign of that change of direction in our lives.|