Christ The Life
By Robert Murray McCheyne
Suppose it possible for a withered branch to be grafted into a living vine so completely that all the channels should receive the flow of the generous sap, do you not agree that that branch, however dead before, becomes a living branch? Before, it was dry and fruitless and withered; now it is full of sap, of life, and vigor. It is a living branch, for it is joined to the vine, which is its life. Well, then, just in the same way, Christ is the life of every soul that cleaves to Him. Cleave you to Christ, be joined to Him by faith, and you shall be one spirit, you shall be made warm and vigorous and full of activity in God’s service.
You will find it true that Christ is the life; your life will be hid with Christ in God (Col. 3:3-4). You will say, “I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20).
Remember you, my believing friends, that if ever you are relaxing in holiness, the reason is, you are relaxing your hold on Christ. “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).