Feb 27th, (265 words)
To live is ice cream? That’s just a tease – Ice cream isn’t that important to me. But what do you think of the phrase “To live is Christ” How is that different from saying something like: Life is a beach?
If you take the phrase “to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21) and unpack it’s meaning, what does it bring?
First, you need to understand it along with the corresponding side: to live is Christ and to die is gain. In this context, living is sitting next to dying. To live is Christ and to die is gain – because you get to go see him! (verse 1:23).
Christ is that all-consuming passion, presence, reality whose person gives life to every other thing.
Jesus called himself the bread of life and the source of living water. He is the nourishing reality that feeds all of life.
To be living is Christ and to stop living in this world is great – because you get to be face to face with the one who is your life!
It is so easy to live for living – to go on living as if this is all there is – to get money for more food and food for more money – so you can get more food…
To live is Christ – and he feeds you. You get to work for him and be fed by him – until the day we die and get to be with him! It’s all good. Where are you in this goodness? How can you apply this goodness to the race of rats? Go for him!