"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ..."
~ 2 Corinthians 2: 14, 15a
For many of us, today was the first day back to work in the new year. This morning as I made my way into the city, I noticed that traffic seemed to be returning to more what I am used to experiencing, and I sensed that many, like myself, could have handled a few more minutes in bed!
It was hard for me to focus, and I realized that I hadn't spent much time reflecting before I began my day. It suddenly occurred to me, "Where was Jesus in my journey today?"
As soon as I asked the question, the spiritual self that I know seemed to echo, "I am here!"
We are the living Christ in the world today. Even in a new year, a new chapter just waiting to be explored, we carry the same Christ within and are part of a greater body of believers as well. Our common faith in Jesus of Nazareth remains the same.
It is taking note of Jesus' presence in our life that suddenly gives Jesus real presence in the world. We can suddenly begin to see his body, and see what real presence is. Jesus is more than the body and blood that sits on the altar of our worship spaces. Jesus is also embodied in us, and remains the living Christ in the world today.
Be the living Christ. Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c ) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.