Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3 ESV
In John chapter 3 we find an intriguing dialogue between Nicodemus, one of the seventy-one Sanhedrin (Jewish judiciary council), and Jesus.
Nicodemus was seeking clarification concerning salvation, and he could not at first wrap his head around Jesus’ statement that one needed to be “born again”.
His thinking was stuck upon a person’s physical birth, but in his misunderstanding he can bring to our remembrance a crucial fact of life; every person, no matter how successful, famous, or renowned they may become in this life, began it in the same fashion.
We each have a mother, a father, and a physical birth, period! Every person alive is born in one exclusive fashion, and as Jesus would later explain, so too is everyone “born again” in the same exclusive fashion.
For Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). No matter how great or small a person is in the world’s eyes Jesus is the only way to God. Every man is alike, every person dead in their sin. Regard Jesus higher than any person, for “in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Colossians 2:9).
Dwell on the exclusivity of Jesus, remembering that every person is equally in desperate need for him, the only Savior.