“To live is Christ” allows us to live this blameless life. No more blame means no more blame shifting. No more excuses or cover ups. Just perfect love allowing us to both take responsibility for our lives, and, at the same time to turn our lives over to Jesus.
What about us? Where does our shame go? Where does our trauma find its resting place? Is it in the promise of another child who was born to die so that all of us Bathshebas and all of us Davids might live?
“To live is Christ” means that the one thing that we don’t ever have to be ashamed of is the gospel. Why? because in it we will never be found lacking, never flawed, never unworthy, never less than, never not enough.
“To live is Christ” means we never have to carry the weight of our own sins again.
“To live is Christ” means the ultimate prayer, “Lord, please show me your glory,” has been answered once and for all. It is Jesus.
Now we can live openly in front of God in his presence. Confessing what we’ve done with the full assurance of a grace and kindness that will never let us go. That’s “to live is Christ.”