The only way to gain entry into the coming Kingdom of God is to accept Jesus as our Savior. When we do, we are born into the Spirit of God, adopted by our Heavenly Father, and are sealed within the family of God forever. God makes the offer. Jesus paid the price. We accept the new birth as a gift. Scripture tells that no power in heaven, on earth, or beneath the earth can separate us once we are sealed by the Spirit. Jesus, himself, says he will not cast us out. Once in, we may lose treasures, but we belong to God forever. Obedience within the family brings blessings. Disobedience—delinquent behavior—brings discipline. but we still belong to God forever.
Jesus was teaching the teacher when he told Nicodemus that you must be born again--from above, by the Spirit of God--if he expected to enter the kingdom of God. We are born into this world spiritually dead. Unless we are born of the Spirit of God we remain spiritually dead. Trusting Jesus as your savior gives us that new birth from above. Nicodemus was the leading teacher among the Pharisees of Judea. His life changed by his watching, listening, and talking with Jesus. He will change our lives also if we allow him to fill us with his Spirit.
Jesus is more than a babe in a manger. He is God in the flesh, equal to, the father and Holy Spirit. Looking at the trinity through the eyes of the son who took on flesh. He became one of us; went to hell for us, so we could go to heaven with him. Even as a man, the Father elevated him above all creation, because he is God as well as man.
Jesus' first recorded miracle is turning waster into wine at a wedding. It wasn't to supply more wine for the party, but to demonstrate God's mastery over all of creation--to prove that Jesus, indeed, is the Son of God, and He is well worth worshipping and following.
In Job 36, we see how God is with us even in storms and other adversities.