Wednesday, Apr. 15
When we accept Christ as Savior, He is in us. He is in us in the form of the Holy Spirit, but many passages also say that Christ himself is living in us. We are also in Christ. Is there a difference between Christ being in us and our being in Christ? I don’t know, but I know both phrases speak of a bonding that takes place. It’s like bronze, which is made of tin and copper. We don’t call bronze “tin” nor do we call it “copper.” It becomes a third entity in itself, a metal than that carries the positive traits of both tin and copper. Don’t take this analogy too far, however. Our bonding with Christ is enormously one-sided. There’s God in all His infinite attributes forever becoming a part of redeemed man. We will never be called God—not even demi-gods. But the bond is real and it’s eternal. We might borrow the term “super glue.” Our bonding with Christ is definitely “super,” and the bonding is significantly superior to any man made glue. The Bible calls it “baptism into Christ.” I don’t fully understand this, but I gladly accept it. I rejoice in it, and I am eternally thankful for it. God does some amazing things!