“To live is Christ” is to invite others to share the life of Christ with us. And to do it in the freedom of Jesus’ own empowering authority and love. Multiplying the life of Christ by the love of Christ. And in the process finding the meaning of your life in his.
“To live is Christ” is a union with Christ both spiritually and physically. May this hope of the glorious renewal of all things sustain and empower us as we live through days of pain and loss, hopelessness and hurt, until that day when we too will walk out of our graves into the presence of the Son. Until then do not be afraid.
“To live is Christ” means no more separation. No closed doors. No veils. No curtains. No blockade to God’s love and grace.
“Where is God when it hurts?” He is right there in the hurt. He is in the pain. He is in the silence. He is in the darkness. It is in the sorrow that we find our Savior. It is on the cross that we find “to live is Christ.”
To live is Christ” means love for God and love for neighbor now has a power source – the indwelling love of Jesus that fills us with all of his self-giving love.
Here’s the truly incredible thing. Transfiguration isn’t just for Jesus. It’s for you and me too. It’s for all who are in Christ.