“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.
“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.
“To live is Christ” means that we abide in Christ and Christ abides in us forever. Now apart from him we can do nothing. And that is good news! Because it means that in him we can do all things. All believing, all loving, all giving, all sharing, all hoping, all fruit born out of the life of Jesus in us.
“To live is Christ” is to live in the heart calming shalom of God. Christ has left his peace with us and it is himself.