Deeply One

Jesus is one with his Father sharing fully in the divine life.  He is also one with us since he became one of us. But does he share fully in our human existence?

Paul tells us that Jesus “became sin” for us.  He is fully one with his Father and without sin and yet he penetrated into the deepest depths of human existence in its awful estrangement from God. He moved into the very pit of our  alienated humanity even becoming sin with us and for us. He did so, in order to bring us back to God.

This is deep oneness.

Jesus arose from death and returned to his Father. Does he remain deeply one with us?  Yes!  Jesus was raised from death and we were raised with him into newness of life as his new humanity.  He is seated in heavenly places and we are seated there with him.  Our lives are now hidden with Christ in God.  We are so deeply one with him all that happens to him happens to us.

This is deep oneness.

Jesus became one with us so that we might be one with him in communion with his Father. And he pours his Spirit out on us to make actual this purpose of communion in us. The Spirit, as the Spirit of Christ, takes us into the loving communion of Father and Son.  The Spirit, as Spirit of the Son, puts the ‘Abba, Father’ cry of Jesus into our hearts so that we actually share in the Son’s love relationship with his Father.  And the same Spirit of Christ maintains the loving communion as we continue together as Chris’s own body in fellowship with Father and Son in the Spirit.

This is deep oneness.

 

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