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From: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rob Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:33 AM
Subject: new life
A surprise greeted me this morning at the pond. A turtle had come out of the water and was digging an opening in the sand to lay her eggs. I didn't stay for the actual egg delivery but watched for a while as she used her hind legs to dig the opening. She was very focused on the task and didn't move when I drew near to photograph her (she just tucked her head inside a bit). It seemed like a special privilege to witness this aspect of new life coming. How wonderful that the Lord has set in motion the capability for all creatures to reproduce and then raise offspring to maturity. And turtles can live long...some live well over 100 years. And how wonderful that we, fashioned in His image, can receive new life as we are born again through the realization of His love and His great rescue, accomplished at Calvary.
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead