“To live is Christ” is to enter the ark of Christ’s life. To leave behind the despair of our wicked hearts and embrace his rest. To cling to the righteousness of the one man, Jesus. The man who has received God’s favor. To let his resurrection power transform suffering and death into a beginning rather than an end.
“To live is Christ” means embracing that we are that same wretched man. That victory comes through defeat. That living is found in dying. Dying to the notion that you can make yourself stop sinning, and instead placing yourself firmly in the grip of God’s grace.
“To live is Christ” is union with Christ’s death in order to find life. His death is now where our peace, and hope, and joy are found.
“To live is Christ” means humanity’s son-ship is restored. Our debt is paid. Our sin forgiven. Our hero has done it.
This is “to live is Christ”: You are no longer condemned but forgiven. You are no longer shamed but honored. You no longer have to be afraid because you are loved.
“To live is Christ” means we are God’s finished work. His good work. There is absolutely nothing left for us to achieve, or produce, or prove in this life.