Tuesday, 23 December 2014

To all who received him …

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1: 12-13

The amazing reality of where it’s all headed.

Once born. Cultivated in the darkness of the womb and emerging into the darkness of the world.

Twice born. Cultivated in the light of God and emerging into the light of his kingdom.

I’ve been to two carol services in different churches over the last week. At one a guy came and asked the Minister to be baptised – late forties I guess. At the other someone shared their story of how they’d returned back to God –another prodigal returning.

The word ‘father’ doesn’t appear in here, but it’s the unwritten word, written large and in bold type I’m seeing. Knowing God as Father is what being born of God is all about.  

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