LEN'S LINES ---A Little Religion On A Positive Note By Len Granger
When the Lord blesses us with a new born child, we as the parents agree on a name and the birth is recorded in the official records. The local newspaper usually lists the wonderful event for all to view . Relatives, friends and neighbors congratulate us and want to see the newborn child and we are very proud parents.
As we go through life and our physical body is nourished with love and care by our parents as we grow to be a fine boy or girl. However, being raised in a Christian family and learning to love the Lord Jesus Christ in Sunday School and by attending church with our parents, we also see the positive life the Lord can give us.
As a child we may not have fully understood that we needed to have both a relationship with our parents and with our Lord Jesus Christ. We see in the Bible, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, Verse 11. " When as a child I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things".
At an accountable age for our actions, we decided to ask the Lord into our life and give our life over to Him as a Christian. When this happens it is like being born again a second time with a new spiritual body, as we want to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We remember the time and place and it is recorded with a baptismal service soon after, as we announce to the world our new spiritual birth as a Christian.
We see in the Bible where Jesus is speaking to us in the Book of John Chapter 3, Verse 3, " Jesus answered and said, " Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God".
As we pray and worship the Lord, each day we grow from a newborn Christian to where we are in our stage of Christian growth today. As we grow in faith, we find ourselves bubbling over with the joy the Lord provides and we want to share the Gospel with those we come in contact.
No matter what our background or our condition today, we can experience the second birth by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to come into our life and repent of our sin. Yes, the Lord is there to reach His hand out to us and carry us over the trails and tribulations we face each day, as He puts us under His care on the solid higher ground . We are all sinners saved by His grace, and He offers it to us freely.
As we age, we realize that no matter how much we exercise, eat the right foods, and protect our physical body, someday we will lay it in the grave. Our spiritual body, however if we put our Hope, Trust and Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, will live on for eternity as He takes us home to be with Him,
Trust this Sunday we will all be in the church of our choice singing and worshiping the Lord. God Bless America