Day 220 Jesus and Nicodemus John 3: 1-21

Guided reflection:

This is the passage that makes the Gospel in a nutshell!  Nicodemus is not politically correct – he knows he should not be talking to Jesus, but he wants to know who this Jesus really is and how his life can be affected!  Jesus tells him that he must be born again – what does that mean?  Jesus slowly tells him that he was born a natural birth from his mother and that means born into sin… but he can be “born again” by a new beginning through the spirit!   Then Jesus give him the core statement in the scripture “God so loved that world that he gave his Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!”  John 3:16.   Do you have it memorized?   Do you know that the “who so ever” means you?     

Guided prayer:

Just like Nicodemus, I do not understand all about new birth through the spirit, but I can understand love.  You love me!  You love my family!  You love my enemies!  You love the whole world!  WOW!  I am one of the “whosever’s”!!!   You love me!   Thank you for sending your son for me!  Amen”