Christ in Me
“To (us) God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”– Colossians 1:27
What does it mean when the Bible says Adam was made “in the image of God”? Among other things, it means Adam was created as a perfect reflection of God’s holiness, purity and love. That image, while not completely destroyed by Adam’s sin. was certainly corrupted and soiled by his choice to turn away from his loving Creator. And you and I have to deal with the repercussions of that choice.
We still have a conscience that yearns for the holiness, purity and love we once had, but our conscience is frustrated because it sees how far we fall from living up to that goal. And God’s Word confirms what our hearts tell us. Our sin is a disappointment to God as well.
Thankfully, that’s not the end of the story. God the Father sent His Son Jesus to be our new Adam. Jesus is God in human form and perfectly reflects God’s image. And He went to the cross to replace our corrupted and soiled nature with His perfection. By faith in Jesus, we receive Him into our lives and He makes His home within us. Now when God looks at us, all He sees is Jesus.
Christ in you and Christ in me. In Colossians 1:27, Paul calls this indwelling of Christ a mystery that is rich in glory – just as rich as the glory that is waiting for us and for all believers when Christ comes again. Praise the Lord! Come quickly Lord Jesus. Amen.
P.S. One of our members shared this two and a half minute video with me, and I think you will enjoy it.