Friday, March 23, 2012

in Me, yet I in Him??? HUH?

Lent 2012  A Clean Heart, Create in Me   C.S.Lewis

Friday, March 23                           John 7:28-29

“When they (Christians) speak of being “in Christ” or of Christ being “in them,” this is not simply a way of saying that they are thinking about Christ or copying Him.”  Wow, way to twist Physics C.S.  How can we simultaneously be in Christ and Christ be in us?  How can the jelly be in the doughnut and the doughnut be in the jelly?  My fellow Dr. Who fans would calmly reply, “Why it’s bigger on the inside.”  This means that Christ and Christians must be more than they appear.  I think of the message in the rear view mirror, “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.”  We cannot perceive how our Savior is both in us and through us and yet completely covers and contains us.  This is where our hope is born, where our worth is found.  Because of the memory of the sacrifice of Christ we are members of the body of Christ through communion.  Because of our acceptance of that gift we are redeemed by the new covenant in and through Jesus.  I guess that is why we call, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again” the mystery of faith.  Christ is closer than He appears and is much bigger on the inside.  Indeed, He is big enough to save us all.  Thanks be to God.  Thanks be to Jesus, Thanks be to that Holy Spirit.   

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