“But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn – not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.”
When Jesus came to the earth, even the people He came to save rejected Him and sent Him to the cross to die. Yet, as John tells us, for those who believe, that’s us, we have been given the right to become God’s children. John tells us however, that this birth is not a human birth, one that results from human passion, plan or accidental. We are spiritually born again, renewed and made new, through the sacrifice of Jesus, not by accident, but by events planned before the beginning of time. Moreover, it was Jesus’ joy to suffer the pain, so you can become His child.
Friends, if you believe and accept the message of Christ and live it out in your life, then you too become a child of God. You can be reborn and have a new start; the old things washed away. The pain and stain of sin washed away and replaced with love, acceptance and forgiveness. You can have an identity as the beloved child of the King of Kings. To God be the glory.