Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3 NIV
People born in January are more likely to be famous because they are more creative and have superior problem-solving skills, according to a study of 300 celebrities in Canada and the USA. January babies are more likely to grow up to be bosses, birthdate data on CEOs from S&P 500 companies from 1992 to 2009 shows. And if your January spawn doesn’t turn out to be celebrity or boss material, the chances are their real strength is on ice because a disproportionate amount of professional hockey players share January birthdays.
Everything about the Christian life is about making things new. Jesus came to redeem all that had been lost to the sin that entered into the hearts and lives of our first parents Adam and Eve, and has been passed on to every human being since. But sin did more than just impact the human heart. It has had a detrimental effect on every relationship on the planet – human and otherwise. Jesus came to make all things news – beginning with the human heart, but poured into all of creation by His redeeming power and the presence of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Peter 1:3 we read, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” The beginning of God’s redemptive work is the heart of every human being that has repented of their sin and invited Jesus to rule and reign in their lives. That is why we are called to live moment by moment in the newness of life that Jesus has provided.
These have been words from the heart.