28 Apr Reborn and Unborn (Jn 3:4) by Dr. Rich Reich
“Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can a man once grown old be born again?’” ~ Jn 3:4 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In the Gospel today, Jesus replies to Nicodemus’ question of being reborn with the response that one must be born from above in order to see the Kingdom of God. Only those who are reborn have their sins forgiven and have a relationship with God. Our culture of death needs a rebirth in respect to the unborn. God has given us the gift of choice and the gift of life. The difference between those who are Pro-Choice and those who are Pro-Life is the importance that they place on these gifts that are pitted against each other. For those who know God’s word and have a relationship with Him, this is not a moral dilemma, and it certainly is not above our pay grade. God is clear in His message: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live.” (Dt 30:19) The freedom of choice that God grants us is not the freedom to take innocent life, but to choose who will be our Lord, Jesus Christ or Satan. Pray that our culture of death will be reborn (undergo a spiritual transformation) and see that the gift of life outweighs the gift of choice.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Pray that our culture of death will be reborn and see that the gift of life outweighs the gift of choice.
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Faith Quote: “God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the center of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.” ~ Bede Griffiths