Are you walking in "newness of life" today? This verse brings me joy -- my life in Christ is one of new life -- death doesn't have a hold on me. I like the way The Message reads:
"That's what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. Each of us is raised into a light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we're going in our new grace-sovereign country."
This message can bring joy to us today - but just think about the people around the world who have not heard this message of grace in their own heart language! This verse could be life-changing for the Ehty people of South Asia! That's what Year 27 is all about: sponsoring Bible translation so that those who experience Bible poverty can hear this beautiful message for the first time! Click here to learn how to sponsor a verse today.