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Bringing Christ to the People and the People to Christ

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Covered with Christ
“Your life is now hidden with Christ in God”
Colossians 3:3

The Chinese Language has a great symbol for the truth of that verse. The word for righteousness is a combination of two pictures. On the top is a lamb. Beneath the lamb is a person. The lamb covers the person. Isn’t that the essence of righteousness? The Lamb of Christ over the child of God? Whenever the Father looks down on you, what does God see? God sees the Son, the perfect Lamb of God, hiding you. Christians are like their ancestor Abel. We comer to God by virtue of the flock. Cain came with the work of his own hands. God turned him away. Abel came, and we come, dependent upon the sacrifice of the Lamb, and we are accepted. Like the Chinese symbol, we are covered by the lamb, hidden in Christ.

When God looks at you, God doesn’t see you; God sees Jesus. And how does God respond when God sees Jesus? God rends the heavens and vibrates the earth with the shout, “You are my Son, whom I love and I am very pleased with you.” (Mark 1: 11)