I’ve just been preparing for my next sermon (this coming Sunday) and am aiming at explaining the truth of Christ living in and through us. Some refer to it as the “exchanged life.” It really IS a mind-blower! To think that the God of the universe not only sent His Son to forgive us and save us from a death we so richly deserved – but He also provided the means for Him to live within us – to use us, to live His life again THROUGH us!
I remember when I first began to grasp this concept. No wonder the Christian life was so hard! I was living it on my own when I was never intended to do that! He’s supposed to live it through me (Get it? CHRIST-ian life!). I admit, it sounds like science fiction at first (i.e. Jadzia Dax of ST:Voyager) – but it’s even better! The God of the universe, through His Son Jesus Christ, lives within the Christian, to reproduce Himself in their daily lives! THAT’S how we’re supposed to do the things He tells us to do – through HIS power in us. It still amazes me!