Christ, who is our life
"When Christ, who is our life, appears—then you also will appear with Him in glory!" Colossians 3:4
Paul's marvelously rich expression indicates that Christ is the source of our life. "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins!" Ephesians 2:1. That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb, raised us to newness of life.
Christ is now the substance of our spiritual life. It is by His life that we live. He is in us, the hope glory, the spring of our actions, the central thought which moves every other thought.
Christ is the sustenance of our life. What can the Christian feed upon but Jesus? O wayworn pilgrims in this wilderness of sin—you never get a morsel to satisfy the hunger of your spirits, unless you find it in Him!
Christ is the solace of our life. All our true joys come from Him. In times of trouble, His presence is our consolation. There is nothing worth living for but Him. His loving-kindness is better than life!
Christ is the object of our life. As speeds the ship towards the port—so the believer hastens towards the haven of his Savior's bosom. As the arrow flies to its goal—so the Christian flies towards fellowship with Christ Jesus.
Christ is the exemplar of our life. If we live in near fellowship with the Lord Jesus, then we shall grow like Him. We shall set Him before us as our Divine copy, and we shall seek to tread in His footsteps. "Whoever claims to live in Him, must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6
Oh! how safe, how honored, how happy is the Christian—since Christ is our life!
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain!" Philippians 1:21