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Wednesday, April 24

Wouldn’t it be great to start all over again?  As I look back at my life there are several times when I wish I would have known then what I know now.  It would have been nice to have had the zeal of youth with the wisdom of age ... but, alas, I am stuck in the here and now.  Well, not necessary.  You see, there is a way to begin again.            When Jesus was visiting with a man named Nicodemus about the kingdom of God, He told him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”, then expounded on it by saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3, 5).   From a physical perspective rebirth is an impossibility, but in the spiritual world it is not only possible, it is also required.  But, what does it mean to be reborn – the answer seems to be found in the concepts of “water” and “Spirit”.  The New Testament concept of baptism seems to fit this teaching.  P…