“To live is Christ” is to be full of Christ’s Spirit of living water. To be fully accepted, not for what we have done, but in spite of what we have done.
“To live is Christ” is never about giving to God. It’s about receiving the best Gift you could ever get, from the best Giver ever – the love and life of our God and Savior Jesus.
Will you, by the power of the eternal life of Jesus and union with your good, good Father, shine his light into a dark world? Will you trust the love of your Abba, forget yourself, and reflect the light of Jesus’ love instead? Will you “to live is Christ?”
“To live is Christ” means that Jesus is far more than our example for how to live. He IS our life. We are made alive by our union with his life and we live from our union with his life.
“To live is Christ” means living beyond this earthly life in the hesed of God that is beyond comparison. Now nothing done in this life is a gamble. Success or failure, win or lose, garden or desert, all can drive us deeper into the steadfast love of our covenant King.
Love has the final word. Not death. Not corruption. Not meaninglessness. Not an earthly project that dies along with us, but an heavenly project of soul transformation that will never end. An eternity in the soul satisfying embrace of God’s purpose and grace. An eternity in “to live is Christ.”