Nicodemus sought out Jesus at a lonely, quiet hour.
He said, “Teacher, God is with you! For in you we see God’s power.”
Jesus turned and gave an answer filled with challenge and with love:
“You can never see God’s kingdom till you’re born from heav’n above.”
“Born again!” said Nicodemus. “Is that something one can do?”
Jesus said, “Don’t be surprised now that you must be born anew.
And it’s not by your own doing; wind and Spirit will blow free!
They are not for your controlling; trust in God for what will be.”
God, your Spirit still surprises like an ever-changing wind,
Bringing life and love and justice where despair and death have been.
May we see your Spirit working as a gift from heav’n above.
Blest, may we then be a blessing to this world that you so love.
Nettleton 126.96.36.199.D “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.