One day everything else in the universe will also be brought to its fullest potential. It’s true self. Everything will function exactly how God intended for it to function. God’s just rule will be established everywhere. Christ will reign supreme. It’s coming. And “to live is Christ” is the first-fruits. What has happened to us will happen to the rest of the universe when Jesus returns for his children. O Glorious day!
“To live is Christ” means that we are one spirit with Christ. Like a marriage, the two have become one. We share Jesus’ nature while keeping our unique personhood. What love! Christ’s love for you says. “I truly love YOU and want you to stay you.” And at the same time Christ’s love says, “I truly want you to change and grow and be the best you that you can be – the you that’s like me.”
“To live is Christ” is to have the mind of Christ. His thoughts. His understanding. His knowledge. This is not mind control. It’s faith. It’s seeing Christ as all truth, all knowledge, and all understanding. His life and his death answer every question and reveal every mystery of God – the mysteries of salvation, meaning, purpose, eternity, love, life, and death.
“To live is Christ” means we will spend every day of our lives learning to joyfully and faithfully depend on God’s Spirit, our true friend, for all that Jesus offers to us by his resurrection life and our Father’s unconditional love.
“To live is Christ” is to receive God’s love. A love that created us and recreates us. A love that overcomes our darkness with light. A love that gives shape and fullness to our otherwise formless and empty lives.
May we today and every day pray, “Come Lord Jesus!”, while we remember that our Lord Jesus has already come into our hearts. Let’s live as if we are already there. Let’s live as if “to live is Christ.”