Spirit Born

Our second Encounter with Jesus this Lenten season takes place in the dark of night between Nicodemus, a leading member of the religious council and Jesus. (John 3:1-17)  “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born anothen,” Jesus tells him. (v. 3)  That Greek word anothen can be variously translated, as “from above”, “anew”, or “again.”  Assuming the later meaning, Nicodemus is confused, and so he asks Jesus, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” (v. 4) Jesus replies, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” (v.5)  What does Jesus mean by this?  What does it mean to be Spirit Born?  Think about that.

blessings, Ernie

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