Jesus Cures All – Daily Message
April 30, 2021
TGIF – Thank God it’s Friday…
…should be TGFE&E – Thank God for Everyday and Everything
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 1 Corinthians 4:7
Thankful for God Offering Us the Opportunity to be Born Again
I spent the first 21 years of my life wrapped in Catholicism, Catholic schools through college, Mass, Sunday school, Holy Communion, Confirmation and even some time as an altar boy.
I then went on to wander in the desert for 35 years. Now it’s 2010 and my personal list of sins against God and humanity is pretty exhausting. Do I dare step into a church? Would God forgive me of all these sins? I was so ashamed and certainly didn’t think so.
Then God put a woman in my path who told me that if I wished to date her, that I must attend church. I agreed and within 2 weeks I joined her for a church service and on my 5th visit I asked God for forgiveness, repented and asked Jesus to be the Savior of my life.
I now had a personal relationship with the Creator – I had been Born Again.
This is not unlike many of the Disciples – think Matthew the Tax collector – after sinning against his own people, he follows Jesus and eventually writes a Gospel. Born Again.
One More Thought
Being Born Again is acknowledged through Baptism
Being put below water signifies being buried like Christ, being pulled up from the water signifies being resurrected into our new life – we are Born Again.
Father God, thank you for offering us new life. We pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
© Credits: Alan Dupuis – with All the Glory to God