Has “to live is Christ” become your only hope in life and death? Has your union with Christ allowed you the freedom to say with Simeon, “Now I can depart in peace?”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 356. DECEMBER 22: HE WILL SAVE.
It is Christ’s death and resurrection alone that saves us. These are the two heroic acts that rescue us from the darkness and carry us into the light. Christ’s death saves us from guilt, fear, slavery, sin, death, strife, eternal sorrow, and brokenness, and Christ’s resurrection saves us into innocence, boldness, freedom, love, life, peace, eternal joy, and relationship. Into “to live is Christ.”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 355. DECEMBER 21: HIS NAME.
His name is our name now. His name is written on our hearts. Yahweh saves is who we are and what we do. His name shared with us in Christ. His name written upon our hearts making “to live is Christ” our identity, our mission, our glory, forever. Amen.
An Ancestral Advent Day 20: The Son of Manasseh and Josiah.
As we think about the birth of Christ, may we remember that that humble baby in a manger is the lord of our lives who guides our hearts to follow God in his same humble submission. The humility of Josiah, the humility of Christ, now the humility that we share in him.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 353. DECEMBER 19: MAGNIFY THE LORD.
“To live is Christ” means that we, like Mary, have Christ in us. And we, like Mary, are on a journey of faith, dependence, and commitment. May our songs this Christmas magnify the Lord, declaring the salvation of God in Christ his son. Amen.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 342. DECEMBER 8: OUR FELLOWSHIP.
Are you living in this fellowship of Christ with others? If you’re not, then you’re probably not experiencing Jesus as God intends. Your joy probably isn’t full. And “to live is Christ” is probably not how you describe your life.