I’m excited about this mini-series of stories on salvation. We are seeing different persons and how they met Jesus.
Zacchaeus, a man despised because of his line of work as a tax collector, “hid” in a tree to see Jesus. For sure he felt safe there, out of sight of the crowd; but not ignored by Jesus. No one can hide from Him. Jesus sees the deepest longing of our hearts; He knows us better than we know ourselves. With love, He satisfies our deepest desires.
The Samaritan woman, a “sinner” who went to the well in the heat of the day, to escape the looks of contempt of the women of Sychar. Her sinful life lay bare before Jesus, but He did not despise her. There, by the well, she received the water of life. Jesus transformed her!
Nicodemus, another person who “hid”, was received with love be Jesus. At night, when his fellow Pharisees didn’t see him, Nicodemus had his encounter with the Savior. He was born again!
In today’s story, the boy Pepper, who always has doubts in his heart, is moved by the story of the new birth, and decides to ask Miss Beatrice to explain more… We are in suspense. What will happen? Can Pepper overcome his doubts?
While you await the answer (coming next week), let me introduce a present-day “Pepper.” Pilar Cabrera, a Sunday school teacher from Tecate, Mexico sent me this photo, with a greeting from the Mexican children.
The story today is about Nicodemus and the importance of being born again.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot
see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 ESV
Read the Bible story in John 3:1-21.
Welcome to read Nicodemus is Reborn, story #23 in Salt and Pepper story