Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
(1 Pet. 1:3)
Having learned this verse in the morning, I used it as I worshipped in church today, to thank God for his great mercy, for the new birth which I have and which he offers to others, for a true living hope and that it is because Jesus has risen from the dead. What a quality of life Jesus, the defeater of death, brings!
And then I discovered that two young women had taken the step of commitment to Jesus this morning which means that they also have new birth and a living hope. What joy to see the light in their eyes. One in particular said she felt as if something had been lifted off her.
There is nothing so good as witnessing new birth. Praise to God indeed!!