CQOD: 05/13/07 -- Barclay: water and the Spirit
Christian Quotation of the DayMay 13, 2007
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
-- John 3:5 (ESV)
When Jesus takes possession of our life, it is not only that the past is forgotten and forgiven; if that were all, we might well proceed to make the same mess of life all over again; but into life there enters this new power which enables us to be what by ourselves we could never be, and to do what by ourselves we could never do. Water and the Spirit stand for the cleansing and the strengthening power of Christ, which wipes out the past and which gives us victory in the future.
... William Barclay (1907-1978), The Gospel of John  (Vol.1)
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, You have washed me, and I am whiter than snow.
See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007
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