What is guiding your heart this Christmas season? Is it your union with Christ and his presence that brings you hope, and peace, and joy? Have you checked your happiness meter lately?
“To live is Christ” means that God is for us, and nothing against us will stand. The proof is Christ. His death FOR US and our union WITH HIM. The proof is the completion of our salvation. Conformity to Christ’s likeness and our brotherhood with him. Everything that is Christ’s is now the all things that God will give us one day.
“To live is Christ” means that the de-creation and re-creation work of God in us is finished. We are the new creation. Right now!
“To live is Christ” means the ultimate prayer, “Lord, please show me your glory,” has been answered once and for all. It is Jesus.
“To live is Christ” makes you and me the sanctuary-tabernacle of God. The meeting place of holiness and mercy. Separate from the world in Christ’s holiness. Connected to the world in his mercy. God dwelling in the midst of humanity in us.
“To live is Christ” means our impurity and shame collided with God’s holiness and love at the cross, and God won.