“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?
Find hope in knowing that right now, in this moment, you are full of the light and glory of God.
“To live is Christ” is a work of resting. God’s own arm has brought him salvation. And God’s Arm has brought you his salvation. So step down from your throne and step off the stage and let Christ do what he does best – save you.
“To live is Christ” is only possible because Jesus Christ said “to die is gain.” His substitutionary death for us as our Suffering Servant has gained for him the love of his life. You. Me. 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. Christ’s tireless love lives in us. His unfainting grace is our power. The power to soar, to run or just to walk. The power that comes not by striving, but by resting, waiting, and hoping in God’s love for us. The power that comes by removing all of your unloving expectations from yourself and others, and placing them all on the all powerful, all knowing, all loving God of creation.
“To live is Christ” means that our lives united to Christ are a preview of the coming rule and reign of Christ. The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, now rests upon us, just as it does upon Christ, for we are in Christ. Now may we together work each day to make his upside-down kingdom of love and sacrifice a right-side-up reflection of his coming kingdom of peace.