Did your kids get a wind-up toy for Easter? Maybe a bunny or a chick? This is what we are in God's hands. He winds us up and sets us down on a path that leads us to Him.
Have you ever watched a caterpillar morph into a butterfly? It's amazing! We undergo a similar process during salvation. Before being glorified, we "take flight" by breaking free from our flesh.
Parents love throwing birthday parties for their kids! And is there a better feeling than giving them the perfect present? God is the same way. He loves converting sinners and giving us the blessings of salvation.
One of the best things about being a kid is having birthday parties. And the best thing about a birthday party is opening presents! Our conversion is like a spiritual birthday. God gives us a new birth into His family.
Have you ever seen a movie when a character is caught in quicksand? That's actually a pretty good picture of us in our sinful state. God invented the "plan of salvation" to pull us out of the quicksand of sin.