Time and Words

Re:Verse reading–John 3:1-21 (day six)

“Now there was a man,”-John 3:1

Some of the most important moments in human history come down to a conversation. This one in John 3 might be one of the most famous, not because of Nicodemus but because of John 3:16. We don’t know the rest of the story of Nicodemus, whether or not he came to faith in Jesus, but he does represent God’s grace to all of us. Jesus gave time and words to this man at night; he challenged his way of thinking, nudged him to see the Kingdom of God.

This is true for all of us. “Now there was this man named Danny” or “Now there was this woman;” everyone of us could exchange our name for Nicodemus’. By the power of the Spirit Jesus engaged us with gracious words, nudging us to see Him and receive Him by faith.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Time and Words”

  1. It is so true that a conversion can make or break us! Words matter as they can help build trust, bond a relationship or break it!

    Self-awareness is critical. Challenging our thoughts and assumptions is critical. Whom are we following, the light or Satan? Which path are we traveling? What destination are we aiming? My mind is wondering!

  2. I found a typo in my previous comment. It is “conversation” not “conversion”.

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