Sitting in Church the message was clear,
You are born again of the spirit of God.
No change to your flesh, but to the spirit inside.
As though you were mentally re-made...
This caused me to consider all the ways we
as humans are renewed in spiritual mentality...
As we grow early in life we experience the
wonder of discovery, with parental help.
Then we reach adolescence, and new feelings
come into our consciousness, physical and mental.
Simple two-dimensionality given great depth of
emotion and sensation. Strengthening, we want more.
We get it, growing finally into our early twenties,
full of all the answers, ambitions, potentialities.
Our quickening abilities are nearly godlike;
Conquering, mating, joining with partners,
new offspring come into life. We discover
new priorities and focuses, things that matter most.
Then we are granted a repeat of childhood through
our children's eyes – another renewal.
All along, we are renewed each day from rest,
renewed each weekend by days off,
renewed each season by fresh holidays,
renewed after each winter by summers warmth.
Renewed in middle-age as the kids leave the nest,
and once again we have free time to pursue interests.
There is a life template of renewals in our background,
making it easier to understand the greatest one of all:
rebirth in the spirit of God and granted life eternal.
But of course we must first expire to see if it is true!
Nevertheless, humans have been granted a lot of renewals,
even if they have never owned a car, boat or motorcycle.