bits from bob....


by Robert J. Young
©, 2006, Robert J. Young

[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

An emerging field of medical research, regenerative medicine, is the new frontier of combating and even reversing the effects of disease and aging. Some early successes based on experimental cell transplants have resulted in the building of new heart muscles.

The possibility of regenerating tissues that were previously considered incapable of repair or revival is providing new hope. In fact, one report used the heading "A Medical Miracle" to describe the progress in this area. The potential for regenerative medicine has been called "life-saving," but it also holds out hope for those who need tissue in joints or bones restored.

Long ago, Paul wrote to Titus about the same need in the spiritual realm when he wrote about the "washing of regeneration." The word of Jesus on the cross is indeed hope for those who appear to be beyond hope. When we meet people who appear to be beyond hope, the washing of regeneration is the answer. The hope of regeneration is not only for those who are desperately ill spiritually, it also holds potential for the constant restoration that each of us needs spiritually.

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