“To live is Christ” is never isolation, independence, or individuality. It is always a shared experience with the body of Christ. Sharing the word of Christ and the life of Christ. Full devotion to Christ and therefore to his church. Resting in his full devotion to us, allowing his Spirit to both satisfy and transform our hearts daily in his presence. Together.
“To live is Christ” is made possible by unending flow of Christ’s indwelling love, joy, and peace.
“To live is Christ” is to live in all the power of the ascended Christ. To receive his Spirit. To receive God’s presence into our very being.
“To live is Christ” is to invite others to share the life of Christ with us. And to do it in the freedom of Jesus’ own empowering authority and love. Multiplying the life of Christ by the love of Christ. And in the process finding the meaning of your life in his.
“To live is Christ” is a union with Christ both spiritually and physically. May this hope of the glorious renewal of all things sustain and empower us as we live through days of pain and loss, hopelessness and hurt, until that day when we too will walk out of our graves into the presence of the Son. Until then do not be afraid.
“To live is Christ” means no more separation. No closed doors. No veils. No curtains. No blockade to God’s love and grace.