The meaning behind the iconic sign
which Frank Hogan (pictured)
carried to GAA matches
over many years
Well, it’s the words of Jesus Christ from the gospel of John (in the Bible) chapter 3 and verse 7.
“You should not be surprised at my saying,
‘You must be born again.’ ”
Jesus was talking to a religious man but it came as a complete surprise to him.
A New Life
Jesus was talking about a new life, a completely fresh start, a spiritual rebirth by God’s Holy Spirit.
“Flesh gives birth to flesh,
but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”
Because of our sin, we deserve death and hell, but Jesus died for our sins and rose again so we could have this new life!
“For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.”
A New Family
This new life is the life of God which begins when the Holy Spirit enters us. Just as we become part of a family through natural birth, so we become part of God’s family through being born again.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
A New Destiny
Being born again changes our eternal destiny. Jesus says that we can’t get to heaven without it.
“I tell you the truth,
no-one can see
the kingdom of God
unless he is born again.”
So it’s vitally important. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this or you’ll regret it for all eternity. But amazingly, it comes by simply believing that Jesus died in our place and entrusting our lives and eternity to Him.