What Pain Can Bring
One of the things Jesus said that we all might remember is that we must be born again. I’ve always though that was his one and only birth analogy. Guess what?
I was wrong.
In John 16, Jesus finalizes the comparison.
Christ has been spending His time preparing the disciples for His departure.
They don’t get it. They’re confused. He tells them that He is going away and that they will face sorrow.
Then He says that birth brings labor and pain. Once it’s over, though, it’s forgotten because of the joy of the birth.
In other words, you disciples will forget all of the pain and sorrow of losing me when you see me again.
And I’m bringing the New Birth with me.
The cross brought plenty of sorrow, pain, weeping and lament.
But it also brought us the New Birth.
We must be born again.
Praise Jesus, He makes that possible.
Have you been born again?