To live is Christ means that Jesus and his cross rescued you from everlasting death and destruction, and if you can meditate on that most precious of rescues, then your heart may just begin to overflow with love for God.
The end of days vision of “to live is Christ” is not one of a potter molding clay, or of a shepherd guiding sheep. It is two star crossed lovers, emerging from the wilderness, leaning on each other.
From God’s perfect love may we see love perfected in us. May we love sacrificially without fear. May we love humbly yet boldly. May we love because we are loved. May we “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to know you are loved by Love. And then it is to love. To love one another freely and fully as those in whom God’s love is being perfected IN US as we learn more and more each day to trust his love FOR US.
In a world of darkness, in the long waiting for the salvation of our God, will your love story, the story of your union with Christ, shine his light into that darkness around you?
When our glorious brother and savior-king looks on us with his eyes of perfect love and grace, then we will know fully “to live is Christ.”