Now Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus about his death and resurrection, the fact that he will be going to heaven and no-one knows anything about what happens to us when we die, expect for those of us who have dead; so the traditional concept to pull from this is eternal life. But because the Gospels, the Scriptures are a living thing that is what struck me. Because when we begin any reading of Scared Scripture with prayer, that is not the message God wanted me to have.
The winds blows where it wills, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes...so it is with everyone born of the Spirit. This really hit me this morning. I have been battling with some really huge emotional-spiritual changes in my life, a letting go if you like, a rebirth, so these Gospels have been speaking to me: especially this one. Nicodemus, adhering to his view, Jesus wanting him to understand his mission and part of his mission: Could easily read Patty adhering to her old, tired, worn-out views, Jesus wanting her to understand his mission, for her, and be part of that mission.