…God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of Glory. (Colossians 1:27).
I don’t understand how.
I can’t fathom why.
I just know what.
And the what is that the Lord of the Universe has chosen to make his home in you. Somehow, someway he lives in your heart, and that makes you completely, irrevocably his in a way that will always be a mystery.
It is, nevertheless, true.
And that truth is what gives us hope. The security, the strength, the love that we can never earn is ours by right because we are his. We are like street urchins who learn that we are, in fact, the lost heirs to the throne of the kingdom. Vast, unimaginable riches are ours by birthright. You don’t need to mourn the past—those debts are paid. You don’t need to fret over the future—glory awaits. You need only to let him live in and through you today, to let him build his home in your heart. And that is exactly what he wants to do. And that is your hope.
You are his Beloved.
You are his, Beloved.