The Light that began burning one dark night in Bethlehem brings a new, different life to everyone who believes.
The Man born that night died… but the Light never did. His death made possible our escape from an empty, hopeless life and gave us a new life.
Then God showed us what He has in mind for us – the Man who had died was brought out of the tomb to live on. God has promised this to all who believe Him. We have been given a life that will never end, and we’re already living that life. In this new life, we have been given the resources and blessings of heaven!
The One born in Bethlehem is the Vine through which this life flows. We no longer have to “work” at this life on our own. He instills a Spirit within us that holds the power we need to do and to be—a Spirit that guides us, molds us, and keeps us connected to our Creator God. This Spirit also connects us to others who live on the Vine, giving us a new, diverse, and far-flung family to support and encourage each other.
We no longer travel alone, helpless, or hopeless. We have a new, immortal life, connected to the life-giving Source.
“Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.
For apart from me you can do nothing.”
He saved us… giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
By his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope.
1 Peter 1:3