APRIL THEME: REBIRTH

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. –1 Peter 1:23

When one thinks of spring, one thinks of flowers blooming, leaves growing on trees and bushes, crops being planted–the whole world being reborn after winter. And, as Christians, we think of Easter: the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus.

But, do we think of ourselves and our spiritual rebirth–our baptism into Christ? It is well that we do consider it often, for if we have been born again–reborn–then our actions must show it: We must live as the resurrected Christ wants, and we must follow the path He has chosen for us.

Pray fervently, asking Christ to tell you what He wants, and to lead you and provide you with the courage and resources to do His will. You have been reborn; your life must bloom as a new flower planted by Christ!