More to Life Mondays: Keeping Our Mind on the Mission
August 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
“That’s the hospital where I was born,” quips Emily for the one hundredth time as pass the local hospital on our way to church.
On another occasion, “Mommy, I want to be born again.” Smiling from the inside out, “Well, Emily, you cannot go into my tummy again, but in Christ we are born again into new life. Jesus wants to give you a new heart when you put your faith and trust in Him. Jesus is the only way we can have forgiveness and have a relationship with God.”
Realizing this is subject matter is weighty for children far older than 3, I digress. However, I know that unless we approach Him as a child we cannot enter heaven, I let the words hang in midair as she ponders them in her mind.
Yesterday at breakfast, Emily peers at me over her jellied toast and asks, “When is Jesus going to give me a new heart?”
Children are listening. Perhaps your coworkers or friends are as well. Keep sharing the gospel.
Because being born again initiated with a death on a cross, we too begin new life with death to flesh and self, then we are birthed into grace, mercy, and a new heart completely undeserved.
There is more to life this Monday; let us keep our minds on the mission.
“18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20