John 1:12-13 (NIV) "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."
Imagine a dad buying a baseball glove for his son. He has hopes that the two of them will have hours of bonding and fun, as they play baseball together. However, his son gets anxious about catching the ball incorrectly, worried about breaking a window and scared of getting hit in the face or hitting his dad in the face. The new glove then sits in the closet, unused because he’s not sure he’ll be able to “do it right.” The chance to play, have fun and learn how to play baseball with his father is now lost… because he didn’t know how “to do it right”. Life after Christ is about a relationship, receiving love from God and experiencing life with Him. Our heavenly father invites us to life.