It never ceases to amaze me, how I can read a passage of Scripture for years and years, and then it dawns on me…“Wow, I missed that connection entirely!”
I think we as a church have done this with respect to the story of Nicodemus in John 3. “What’s this story about?” we ask and the answer is obvious: being born again, of course. But if you take a fresh look, it isn’t.
I confess that I am addicted to those magical moments when God sovereignly orchestrates it so that I “accidentally” bump into someone He wants me to meet, to get to know, to help, or to lead to Christ. He has a reason, and somehow He entrusts you and me to partner with Him. Divine appointments.
Jesus Himself lived this way every day, all the time. He said, “The Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19).