By myself, I am a simple addition problem. Me, plus whatever I have done. My name, plus all my mistakes and all my talents. But God is a factor that changes the whole equation. As He hovered over the first waters of the earth, when we decide to respond to His call, He hovers over the sum total we have made of ourselves and makes us something that, by ourselves, we could never be.
We are no longer 2 + 2.
We are (2 + 2) x GOD.
We are Us + forgiven.
Us + changing.
Us + hope of eternal life.
Us + a reason for this life.
Us + comfort.
Us + a million brothers and sisters in Christ.
And it goes on and on. When we are in Christ, we not only are changed but we see the entire world in a new way. Like a 3D movie, meaning jumps out of creation, out of our sufferings, and out of Scripture. It’s an exciting way to live- in this Christian dimension.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis