“To live is Christ” means that exile is God’s plan for us. But it is not his final plan. Living in the presence of Christ in his eternal city is our future and our hope. And for now, trusting that Christ lives in us as we live in exile.
“To live is Christ” means that Jesus has replaced your broken cistern of deadly water with his indwelling river of living water.
“To live is Christ” means you can live fearlessly. You can love recklessly. You can give all of yourself away today. Knowing that all the earth is yours in Christ and all will be restored in his presence.
“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.