Blessings of Obeying The Son

He has come from above and is greater than anyone else.

We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things,

but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else.

He testifies about what he has seen and heard,

but how few believe what he tells them!

…he is sent by God.

He speaks God’s words,

for God gives him the Spirit without limit.

…Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son 

will never experience eternal life

but remains under God’s angry judgment.

John 3:31-32,34, 36

Blessings of Holding Well With This Mystery

Jesus replied, “I assure you,

no one can enter the Kingdom of God without

being born of water and the Spirit.

Humans can reproduce only human life,

but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.

So don’t be surprised when I say,

‘You must be born again.’

The wind blows wherever it wants.

Just as you can hear the wind 

but can’t tell where it comes from

or where it is going,

so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

John 3:5-8

Blessings of Wonder From This Light

In the beginning the Word already existed.

The Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He existed in the beginning with God.

God created everything through him,

and nothing was created except through him.

The Word gave life to everything that was created,

and his life brought light to everyone.

The light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness can never extinguish it.

John 1:1-5

(Noctilucent clouds, inner passageway Alaska)

Along the way