“To live is Christ” has filled us with the upside down glory of God’s grace and truth. The grace and truth of the glorious cross of Christ.
“To live is Christ” has brought us into a whole new reality where nothing is as it appears. Where the cross of shame is the throne of glory. The criminal is our King. The King who has cancelled every debt and disarmed every enemy. Now nothing stands between us and our God.
“To live is Christ” is to live in this firmness of faith. Faith in Christ’s work for us that will produce his work in us until the day of its completion.
“To live is Christ” means my only boast, my only honor, my only glory is the cross of Christ.
If there is one word spoken in human history that carries the greatest weight it must be this one. Tetelestai. By it Christ died, and by it we live.
If “to live is Christ,” then to live is to live the crucified life. A life made possible by our death with Jesus that has ended all striving, all earning, and all performing. And when all of that SELF is stripped away, now you can truly find your life in losing it.