I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ
lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of
God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
Written about in the post “Connection to the Vine” are two ways of
thinking about salvation. Paul’s way of thinking is that faith in Christ as the
Son of God is how we are justified and not by observing the Old Testament law.
We face difficulties on a daily
basis … a family member is sick, a rough day at work, trying to balance work,
home, and school work. When we face these difficult days, accepting Christ and
being connected to the Vine is how we receive the power to make it through.