“To live is Christ” is possible only when we receive the good news of what Jesus has done for all of us poor and powerless on his cross. Why not turn to him today in faith and find the freedom of his unconditional love and grace?
Reflect the light and glory of our Suffering Servant Jesus to all you can in these darkest of times. Pour out his love like a fountain. Forgive. Be patient and long suffering. Listen more than you talk. Show kindness in small ways. Share. Pray. And embrace “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is a work of resting. God’s own arm has brought him salvation. And God’s Arm, Jesus, has brought you his salvation.
“To live is Christ” is only possible for you and me because Jesus Christ said, like Paul would 700 years later, “to die is gain.” His substitutionary death for us as our Suffering Servant has gained for him the love of his life. You. Me. His bride. And it has gained for us all that is his. His righteousness. His reward. His interceding grace. His life.
“To live is Christ” offers to us the very strength of God. His resurrection power. Christ’s tireless love living in us.
Today, “to live is Christ” means that our lives united to Christ are a preview of the coming rule and reign of Christ.