Christ in you, the hope of glory.
What does it mean when we say 'Christ in you' or 'Jesus is living in me'? When we are converted, the Lord Jesus Christ comes to live in our hearts by his Spirit. This is something we cannot see or maybe something we don't even feel but it will be something that we will come to see and feel through the changes that will take place in our lives.
One of the hymn writers, G. W. Robinson, described the difference that Jesus makes in our lives in this way:
"Heaven above is softer blue,
Earth around is sweeter green;
Something lives in every hue,
Christless eyes have never seen."
In other words, our attitudes change to the things around us, to the people around us, and most importantly to God himself. As Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation." The Christian is in Christ and Christ is in the Christian! As 'new creations' we live a new life that now has new motives, new desires, and a great new focus — to honour God and walk worthy of him for all that he has done for us through Jesus Christ.
As I realise more and more of what it means that Christ lives in me, I become more and more aware of what Christ has done for me. I think more of the cross and how "Jesus loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)
'"Come Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, with all the Saviour's powers; come, pour into our hearts his love, and that shall kindle ours." (Isaac Watts) Amen.