The beauty of life is seen in the dying.
The writer of Colossians tells his readers they have died and their life is now hidden with Christ. And, when Jesus, who is their life, is revealed, they will also be revealed with Him.
What an interesting truth: We are living dead people!
Dead people can’t think. They are dead. Dead people can’t make decisions. They are dead. Dead people can’t choose as they are dead. Only in the movies do dead people do such things.
Yet, we don’t live in the movies. We “live” in the real world where to those in Christ, death means dying to our way of thinking, to our way of choosing and to our way of “living” because we are dead!
Furthermore, life to a dead person doesn’t make sense because a dead person can’t make sense of anything! They are dead. Jesus believers get all twisted up inside because they are dead people trying to make sense of a broken and dying world that is ever sliding away from the Father.
Therefore, “life” will only make sense as we see life through Jesus’ eyes. This is the essence of the Jesus believer’s hope. Our sin, no matter how small or how big, caused our death. Choosing His death to cover our death is the only way to true living today and for eternity.
Let Jesus bring life into the dead areas of your existence in order to experience true living, His. Let Him choose your path, and then give you the faith and the strength to get and stay on it. Life is to be lived, not merely talked about.
We should be extremely grateful for this hope He provided for us. There is a dead world just dying to see His life in you!