Have you ever thought about why Christians say they are ‘born again’?
I will try to explain.
A mother goes into labour:
Immediately before a child is delivered, a flow of water called the amniotic fluid, is released first.
This is the water the baby is floating in and is protected by, during pregnancy.
Then the child arrives through the birth canal, and afterwards the mother bleeds for a significant amount of time.
This continues after the birth.
So, everyone is born the first time, via labour, blood and water. Even Caesarean births.
This is how all warm-blooded life comes into the world.
The crucifixion of Jesus ended the way it did. With blood and water.
This is the most significant verse, because we compare it to when a child is born.
The same as childbirth.
So, believing in Him, and his sacrifice and understanding the process, results in us being newly born.
First from his labour, on the way to the cross, and then from his blood and water being spilled, when he lost his life.