Christ in you is the hope of glory. You are the salt of the earth. In Him, we live and move and have our being.
So many of these gospel realities are invading my everyday thoughts. As I bike along Broadway to and from work everyday, I ask myself what does this mean in my life. What does gospel life mean? What does it mean to live out the gospel? What does it mean to embody the gospel when my primary community is my coworkers and we are all such different people? What does it look like to be the hands and feet of Jesus in my community? What does it look like to live out the gospel in the apartment building I’m living in?
If the gospel is truly good news and we are Christ’s ambassadors, what does this look like in day to day life? How do we live kingdom lives in the seemingly mundane schedules? Surely, it is not possible to live a gospel life if we neglect the reality of being the branches. We must be filled with knowing that Christ is the Vine and then abide.
I don’t know the answer to any of these questions and I’m not sure there is an answer. But I do know that when we say, “Jesus in you I do abide”, and we are in Him, the Spirit is faithful and eager to guide us as we delight in Him. Gospel life is abiding in Jesus as His humble and needy child.