Christ in You, the Hope of Glory - July 8, 2019

When grace happens, Christ enters.  Christ in you, the hope of glory!  For many years, I missed this truth.  I believed all the other prepositions: Christ for me, Christ with me, Christ ahead of me. But I never imagined that Christ was in me.  I can’t blame my deficiency on Scripture.  Paul refers to the indwelling of Christ 216 times.  John mentions his presence 26.

No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim.  No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers.  Muhammad does not indwell Muslims. Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists.  Influence?  Instruct?  Yes.  But occupy?  No.

The mystery of Christianity is summarized in Colossians 1:27, “Christ is in you!”  Little by little a new image emerges!  All because of God’s Grace!

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