“To live is Christ” means there is nothing left for God to do. No greater work than the work already accomplished by your union with the cross.
“Where is God when it hurts?” He is right there in the hurt. He is in the pain. He is in the silence. He is in the darkness. It is in the sorrow that we find our Savior. It is on the cross that we find “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to enjoy the forgiveness and presence of God that our Savior paid for so dearly.
“To live is Christ” IS our unity. His shared life in us. His love in each of us individually, and in us collectively. This is a unity that is empowered by a greater glory, a higher love, that drives us toward each other and the world. Never away. Never apart. Never alone. Never ashamed.
“To live is Christ” means our lives are joined to the conquering, victorious, Savior-King of our souls. And his victory offers us a peace that the world around us can never take away.
“To live is Christ” means there is no greater joy than to be loved and to love. To be elevated so high by the love of the Father, that it frees you to lower yourself for the sake of others.