Saturday, March 22, 2008

He is Making All Things New

Nicodemus went to visit Jesus at night because he had questions, important questions, soul questions. All mankind has the same questions. Jesus answered Nicodemus, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

The answer to man's questions and Nicodemus' begins with God and ends with life. Nicodemus accepted Jesus' answer and was born again. He was at the cross with Jesus when the disciples ran away. He heard Jesus say, "Forgive them because they do not know what they are doing." How his heart must have ached to see his friend suffer and die! He and Joseph of Aramathea wrapped Jesus' body in spices and linen. Then they laid it in a borrowed grave and soldiers rolled a stone across the entrance. Little did they know that Jesus would rise from death, roll away the stone and be with His people again.

I wonder if he had the aroma of the sweet spices on Him when Mary and the others saw Him. Someday Jesus will answer my questions as He did for Nicodemus. Until then He is making all things new and He will come again to take us home with Him forever. Thank you Jesus!

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