This advent, while we wait upon the Lord’s return, while we wait for God’s coming flood, may we run, not into the ark of Christmas, but into the ark of Christ. His faithfulness. His salvation. His rest.
This rest for our souls is only possible in Christ. Only when his accomplishments are enough for you. Only when his record is all you are relying upon. Only when “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is the rest and ease of being yoked to Jesus and his life. A yoke that brings us into the love of the Trinity where everything our heart needs is provided by the indwelling life of our gentle Savior. Ahhhhhhh.
“To live is Christ” is to enter the ark of Christ’s life. To leave behind the despair of our wicked hearts and embrace his rest. To cling to the righteousness of the one man, Jesus. The man who has received God’s favor. To let his resurrection power transform suffering and death into a beginning rather than an end.
“To live is Christ” means we are God’s finished work. His good work. There is absolutely nothing left for us to achieve, or produce, or prove in this life.
This rest for our souls is only possible in Christ. Only when he is enough. Only when he has finished the work. Only when his heart of gentleness and compassion satisfy your deepest longings. Only when his accomplishments are enough for you. Only when his record is all you are relying upon. Only when “to live is Christ.”