Tuesday’s Torch 583
April 14, 2020
There will be moments in life where we are faced with trials and realize that we need to make some changes in either ourselves or simply in our focus or goals. Many times it may feel that some sort of rebirth may be in order. We will read the following verses that are from the Savior teaching Nicodemus in John 3:3-6:
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
This speaks truly to a spiritual conversion and of baptism but I think it’s interesting to also look into verse 7 and 8 as well:
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
I feel like these verses are a very wonderful description that shows the spiritual power that is available to us as we more fully are born and grow in the spirit. Sometimes when we are struggling and trying to find our way, we have an opportunity to turn our pains into spiritual growing pains. As we do that, we will turn our trials that could be stumbling blocks into stepping stones along our path to victory!
With everything going on in the world and in our personal lives, I believe that a little more spiritual self reflection is in order. May we find ways to grow in light and truth. May we be nourished by the good word of God as found in the holy scriptures! And may we become spiritual giants who are ready to overcome the world and all the worldly concerns that can weigh us down and bring us into the pit of despair. We know that our God is a God of more than enough and he will help us become all that we need to be to be victorious and be our best selves! I am very thankful for another opportunity to share a message with each of you, and I do so in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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