January 11, 2022 Bruce Goettsche

The Gift of Gifts 1.11.22

The Gift of Gifts 1.11.22

"He came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God." (John 1:10-13)

What you read above is a powerful verse. We see man's sinfulness in the way the world and even the Jews rejected Jesus. We also see the grace of God in the gospel message. For the few who genuinely embrace Christ, we get the unfathomable blessing of becoming part of God's family!

We are reborn not in a physical sense but a spiritual sense. Something comes alive in us that was not there before. The life of God lives in us!! This life is given us not as a reward for our exemplary life; it is a gift! This birth comes from God. He is the one who awakens us so we can believe. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.