A simple word, a preposition. “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our LORD.
I live in SoCal … I live in a home on La Tijera Blvd … I believe in love, goodness and justice.
Do you catch the drift? “I believe in” points to values or ideas that I claim, but “I believe in,” like “I live in,” also points to a place where I live.
One of the great truths of the Bible, “we are in Christ” – a place, a destination, a location, our home – you and I are in Christ. He’s our address!
“I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:26).
Yesterday, I had lunch at In-N-Out Burger by LAX. When I left, I noticed some wall posters featuring scenes from the 60s – and a slogan … “Southern California.” I read it, and for a moment, read it as outsider, and than whammo, it hit me, “I live here. I live in SoCal.”
No longer an outsider.
Paul writes: “You are no longer foreigners, but fellow citizens, members of God’s household” (Ephesians 2:19
You are in Christ! That’s where you live.
Have a good and productive day … and remember your address!