“To live is Christ” means there is only one thing we know for sure, and therefore, only one thing we can talk about with confidence – the cross. We don’t need anything beyond the ultimate reality of Christ crucified for us. No more answers. No more knowledge. No more experiences. All we need is to embrace the power of the cross as our power for daily living and loving others.
What if the most important decision you face today isn’t what to do, but rather how to do it?
“To live is Christ” means that your heart is protected. It is being kept with all the vigilance of the Trinity. Now you can keep your heart with all the vigilance of the life of Christ inside of you. And you can let the streams of his love and grace pour out from the well of life that has been poured into you.
“To live is Christ” means that Christ is our wisdom. He is our Tree of Life. Take. Eat. Stop trying to manufacture wisdom and instead receive it. Receive Christ’s sacrificial love as your response to all of life. Take hold of him, live each day through dying, and be called blessed.
“To live is Christ” is the wisdom from God. It is a response to life that will always seem foolish to the world, because it will always seek to serve rather than be served. It will always do what is just and good even when it hurts. It will always give grace, even when none will be given in return. And it will do all of this from the fear of the Lord. From a faith that trust God’s wisdom found in the upside down of the cross.
Exodus 31:1-6. The Lord said to Moses, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with