"He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit, which He poured out [so] richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior."
Have you ever seen this process? The process of regeneration? Well...maybe we first need to address the whole birth process. I just read my friend, Sarah's, account of the birth of her first child, Gracin. You may want to hop over there to acquaint yourself with the beautiful picture of birth.
That's the picture here when Paul talks of regeneration. It's so sweet to see the process of regeneration in a person. There's a bath or pouring out of the Spirit in that person's life. It's exciting! It's amazing. And you don't want to miss a single detail as you watch. And there's the same sense of awe in me as there is in that new mama, Sarah.