Michelle Hettmann

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-7; John 3:1-21

Nicodemus, a religious leader, comes to Jesus looking for answers.  He seems to have an inkling of faith – a sense that, in Jesus, God is doing something special – but he isn’t sure what to make of it.  Jesus gives him an answer he never expected – and can’t really comprehend.  It’s an answer that’s still hard for us to grasp.  And yet, in this story, Jesus is offering us a gift – the promise that God has invaded this world, that, in Jesus, a beachhead of heaven has been established.  Because of the gift of Jesus, this world can never be the same.