We are now well into Springtime; the days are getting longer, and hopefully, the sun will shine, making us feel good. The trees are full of blossom, flowers opening up and lambs in the fields, all signs of new life.
We can read in the Bible of people who were given a new life by Jesus – the widow of Nain’s son, Jairus’ daughter and Lazarus. All these were raised from the dead and given a second chance at life, and when we accept Jesus into our lives He gives us a second chance. The Bible tells us that we were once dead in trespasses and sin, but we can have new life in Jesus, a life free from our old ways, a life free from pleasing ourselves and doing our own thing and going our own way. If we allow Jesus to take control we can live a life a life that is pleasing to Him, doing things God’s way and not our own way and that’s not all! Jesus said “whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” that doesn’t mean that our mortal bodies will never die, but that if we believe in Jesus He will give us everlasting life in heaven when we do die – but that’s still not all! Everlasting life begins the moment we say “yes” to Jesus, the moment we choose to turn from our old ways and let our old self die, and begin to live a life that is pleasing to Jesus.
Why not try it for yourself and see the difference that God can make in your life?