Life as Twice Born

D L Henderson
2 min readMar 17, 2024


March 17, 2024

A person doesn’t have to become a Born Again Christian to make or say the wrong things or make stupid and even harmful mistakes. It kind of comes naturally to us all…

I was influenced by my brief exploration of the Existentialist Philosophers of the early 20th Century. I forget which author gave me the idea “It is not where we begin our lives, but where we end up.” More specifically, whether in humble circumstances at birth like in Jesus’ case, or whether we are born into immeasurably privileged wealth, or anything in between, ultimately, it is what we end up doing with our lives for God, Nature, and Humanity that matters.

Mankind was born by God and for God.

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “Go down at once to the potter’s house, and there I will reveal My message to you.”

So I went down to the potter’s house and saw him working at the wheel. But the vessel that he was shaping from the clay became flawed in his hand; so he formed it into another vessel, as it seemed best for him to do. — Jeremiah 18:1–4, Berean Standard Bible.

Christians who have had a second birth have this further said to them:

He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! — 2 Corinthians 5:16–17, New Living Translation.

It is not where we begin our lives, but where we end up.

Jesus is alive to help us live that kind of productive existence…

See also, CeCe Winans — Believe For It (Live) [Official Video]



D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between