12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
It could happen like this:
As the number advances by one
No magic can make appear
So sudden a new year.
To be sure, as there will be strife,
A new relationship with Christ
Will boldly guarantee a new life.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
[Again] Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3:5
And, again possibly, like this:
“My son, where have you been?”
*I have been looking high and low for God*
“And did you find Him?”
*As I rode back and forth,
He knocked me from my horse
Giving me new life,
As I gave to Him my faith. *
–Anonymous [but it may have been Martin Luther]
Please do use earphones for a very unique effect.