Now we can finally embrace our holy calling – the shame of Christ, and the suffering of the gospel. How? Because love has the final word. Not death. Not corruption. Not meaninglessness. Not a earthly project that dies along with us, but an heavenly project of soul transformation that will never end. An eternity in the soul satisfying embrace of God’s purpose and grace. An eternity in “to live is Christ.”
Have you received Christ’s life? Have you chosen to live forever with him and never be forgotten? Have you chosen “to live is Christ?”
“To live is Christ” has transformed our mortality into immortality, and our meaninglessness into ultimate meaning – eternal life, eternal joy, eternal love and goodness. Because of Christ’s completed work in us, life is no longer pointless busyness, nor is it finding comfort in temporal pleasures. It is eternity in our hearts allowing us to be joyful and do good, even in the face of any season (a time to live and a time to die) that tomorrow may throw at us.
“To live is Christ” means our life now has ultimate meaning, and that meaning is Jesus Christ and his glory forever displayed in our love. Now everything we do under the sun, no matter how big or how small, has eternal significance.
Genesis 1:1-3. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the