“To live is Christ” means we are God’s beloved children, who are never alone, even when we face grueling temptation, because Jesus, our brother and champion faced grueling temptation alone in our place, and won.
“To live is Christ” means we have no “daddy issues.” Hear the Father speaking to your heart today as he did to Jesus – You are the son, you are the daughter, who pleases me, and I will love you forever.
“To live is Christ” means that now Christ’s loving anger is fueling our love for others. His selfless anger aimed at all that would destroy this world, and enslave others in sin. His selfless love that would make us angry enough to die, even for Nineveh.
“To live is Christ” has made us, God’s church, the tent of David. God’s presence now dwelling in us and through us.
“To live is Christ” has given us a whole new operating system. The If-Then that would have crushed us is now made obsolete by the Because-Therefore of our union with Christ.
Do you want to have more faith? Then look at Christ more and your faith less. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. See his holiness colliding with your sin on the cross. Keep looking. Never stop. Move your gaze from yourself to the grace displayed on that pole. Now your living by faith. Now “to live is Christ.”