“To live is Christ” means we will spend every day of our lives learning to joyfully and faithfully depend on God’s Spirit, our true friend, for all that Jesus offers to us by his resurrection life and our Father’s unconditional love.
“To live is Christ” means no more fear of dying and no more fear of living. Why? Because my life is no longer being measured. It is no longer the standard by which I will be judged.
“To live is Christ” is about being shepherded. Union with Christ is not just about “being saved” from death and hell. It’s about having the Good Shepherd of your soul lovingly guide you through every step of life by his grace and truth.
The dark day of Christ’s cross has broken through all the darkness in us with the burning light of the great I Am. The light and life of “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to feast on the Bread of Life. The life of Jesus broken and poured out for us on the cross. Our lives now gloriously reduced down to the one work that remains – simple belief.
“To live is Christ” is a life of total dependence upon Christ. When there’s nothing left to earn, and nothing left to achieve, we are left with the beauty of simply trusting our Savior Jesus.