The Life Of Christ

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
- Galatians 2:20 -

When the Lord in mercy passed by and saw us in our blood, He said, "Live."

This he did first, because life is the most essential thing in spiritual matters.

Until life is bestowed, we are incapable of partaking in the things of God.

This life which grace confers upon the saints at the moment of their quickening is the life of Christ.

The life of Christ runs into us, and establishes a living connection between our souls and the Lord Jesus.

Faith is the grace which perceives this union, having proceeded from it as its first fruit.

Faith joins the body of the Church to its all-glorious Head.

Faith lays hold upon the Lord Jesus with a firm and determined grasp.

She knows His excellence and worth.

No temptation can induce her to repose her trust elsewhere.

The Lord Jesus is delighted with this heavenly grace.

He never ceases to strengthen and sustain His people by the loving embrace and all-sufficient support of His eternal arms.

Here is a living, sensible, and delightful union which brings forth streams of love, confidence, sympathy, complacency, and joy.

Then, the heart is as near to heaven as it can be, and is prepared for the enjoyment of the most sublime and spiritual kind of fellowship.