But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn-not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. Jn 1:12-13. A birth that comes from God does not come through the pains of labour but quite the opposite. When we ask Jesus into our heart, our spirit is made new, he fills us with His hope and joy as He takes our brokeness and pain and replaces it with His love. Our struggle is made calm in His peace and the way through becomes clear. It doesn’t mean a life without difficulties but rather the ability to walk through life’s storms in God’s peace. The fear of death is gone and our hearts can rest in the eternal hope we have in Him. Praise God today for love beyond measure and for giving us Jesus, to renew our life and to replace our struggle and mess with His grace love, joy and peace as children of God.