One With God

The Christian does not merely receive blessings from Christ, does not merely enjoy His friendship, have His help, and live under His protection. This would be a high privilege, even if it were all. To have the Son of God for Friend, Helper, Keeper, and Guide brings into a sinful, frail, imperiled human life unspeakable good. But the believer is a branch of Christ, one with Him. Christ’s life is his life. Christ’s fullness flows into his heart. Christ’s joy and peace and strength are his. Apart from Christ he can do nothing, but in Christ he can do all things.