1 Peter 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
The birth of a baby changes the parents’ lives forever. They no longer think the way they used to or do the things they once did. Everything in their life is impacted by the arrival of their new baby. New life has a way of transforming everything around it. When we are born again into the kingdom of God, we also get a new beginning.
Our new life resembles the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. We put to death our old self, habitual sins and past history. We awake into a new and glorious hope that Jesus Christ purchased for us. Through God’s abundant mercy, we’ve been gifted a new life and hope for a glorious future.
We cannot take our salvation for granted. God is merciful and kind but we cannot and must not take His gifts lightly. Whether it is the gift of new life He gave us when we put our trust in Him, or the daily gift of grace He showers on us, God’s gifts to us are precious. Let us live with the constant awareness of God’s presence in our lives and seek to make the most of this new life He has freely given us.