Nicodemus was a powerful religious leader, yet he sought Jesus out in the dark of night. He was looking for something—and Jesus spelled out what it was: new life, a birth that comes from above, the birthright of water and the Spirit that ushers one into the Kingdom of God. Jesus, the divine, authorized agent of God, offers a life that will never end, deliverance from condemnation, a love from God that found its ultimate expression in the sacrifice of the Son of God. In a world where people are looking for love in all the wrong places, how ever did Nicodemus find his way to Jesus? People desperately need this love Jesus gives—including people you know and with whom you are connected—who will lead them to the One who gives a life that will never end?
During these Sundays in Lent (a time in the church where we prepare for the great Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection), we zero in on ways in which Jesus exerted His divine authority, spoke truth with vivid imagery, and changed our eternal destiny. As the One who is fully-God and fully-Man, He singlehandedly changed the course of human history. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, we ask the questions: What does this mean for me? And how do I share this with others so that they, too, are drawn to our victorious and loving Lord?