Are you walking with God by faith in that same exact promise? The promise that the hero will crush death once and for all, and we will never die.
“To live is Christ” is exaltation and glory by God but only through our humility and dependence on Christ. May Christ’s humble heart for us humble our own hearts for him.
As we are back to waiting for his blessed return, may we never fail to call upon the name of the Lord. His name is Jesus. Because of our union with Christ, his name is written on our hearts. May it ever be on our lips.
“To live is Christ” means that in suffering we can share in Christ, and in his acceptance by God. We can share in his friendship with the Spirit. We can share in his courage, and in his holiness. We can share in his goodness and compassion, in his love, in his very life. And then, one day, we WILL share in his eternal glory.
Is your life in Christ a gift to the world? A beacon of hope? A message of mercy? A response to injustice? May it be so this Christmas season and for as long as we wait for our Lord’s return.
It is Jesus’ unbroken trust in God on the cross that saved us, and now his trust in God is the gift of our salvation. Trusting God’s justice and mercy. Trusting his grace and love. Trusting that “to live is Christ.”