“To live is Christ” gives us a response to our suffering unlike any other. Not “such is life,” or “it could have been worse,” or “I just have to move on.” Our response in Christ is far greater. “For I know that my Redeemer lives and at last he will stand upon the earth.” This is a hope that can actually sustain you. This is a hope that can actually bring you to a place of worship in your sorrow. This is a hope in a Redeemer God that will resurrect, restore, and renew all that you have ever lost in this life.
“To live is Christ” means you are Jesus’ Ruth. His once cursed bride, now presented pure and holy before God. Welcomed into the assembly of God’s people. Rejoicing every day in your “happily ever after” with God.