“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ.” Col. 2:13
Being alive is able to see things in their essence, not merely their appearances. Indeed, what we see is who we are. This isn’t merely a cliché; what we see in things actually reveals what we are inside.
I continued to see, yet I wasn’t really seeing, for I was actually blinded by the philosophy and custom of this world. And I was greatly puzzled by what I was beholding after I was converted. It was a new world that I had never encountered my entire life.
It was during this time my personal resurrection took place. In a matter of weeks, I turned into an entirely different person with whom I was yet to get acquainted, and it would take years for me to readjust to my new identity. I guess that is what it meant to be “made alive with Christ.”
I became truly alive for the very first time in my life, and started to lead the kind of life that was designed to be led.
I am not speaking about something foreign at all, for such is the collective experience that most Christian have tasted at one point in their lives after their conversion. Whether we are aware of it or not on the conscious level, the so-called born again experience is absolutely essential. “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again,” uttered the Lord Jesus.
On the other hand, dead people have no idea that they are dead, for death means the unawareness of things. Unless people are exposed to the light, it’s natural for them to deem dense darkness normal and to become rather accustomed to it. Sea creatures obviously have no idea that they are wet.
Does the newness in Christ ever wear out in our lives?
It will never wear out or wax old if the newness continues to be renewed and revitalized. So much like a love relationship, which needs to grow for it to remain viable and enjoyable.
Yes, we are alive in Christ, but being alive is merely a beginning, and the process of growing in Christ and into his likeness is what makes the Christian life so worthwhile, so exhilarating and breathtaking. Indeed, the Christian life is a thing of eternality; it is also an experience of moment by moment. Indeed, the best is yet to come, and what we will see in the future will be something we have never witnessed before.