TODAY’S MEDITATION – Christ’s love should compel us (2 Corinthians 5:13-15)

My brother, my sister, when you love Christ some people may call you crazy or obsessed. The Bible says, “Christ’s love compels us.” What does that mean? It means, because of the love of Christ, we should feel the impulse for some activity, we should feel the urge and the drive to do something. But what? The answer is simple: check on Jesus’ last words to His disciples. He gave us a Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).
Unfortunately, today, many believers are more compelled by their selfish ambitions and needs while we clearly read that “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again” (verses 14-15).
My friend, as Christians, we should live for Christ. He is our life now. We have been united with him in baptism and raised with him to the newness of life (Romans 6:3-4). Now, “our life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Many people see the devil everywhere! How can you see the devil so often when you are hidden with Christ in the Holy of Holies, in God’s presence? The answer is simple: then you may not be where you should be spiritually. And the only way to be in the right place is to know this truth: ” 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)
Yes, my friend, Christ is now your life. He is your present. He is your future. He is your hope of glory. He is the only meaning your life will ultimately have. Embrace Him fully now by simply praying to the Lord: ‘thank you, Lord, for the confidence that whether I wake up or sleep I look forward to uninterrupted fellowship with you. Lessen my attachment to my physical body. Lessen my fear of death, so that I might live fully now in you! In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.’ Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.