One of my favorite verses in the bible is Psalm 73:23
“Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.”
It’s a great verse to send to someone who is hurting or praying or hoping…
It’s a great mental image: God holding my hand. The Creator & Sustainer of the Universe… holding my hand. God is with me.
That’s a nice place to be.
What’s better than that?!
IN. In is better.
Colossians 1:27 says that Christ is IN me. Not just WITH me.
Ephesians 1 says that the Holy Spirit is attached/connected/woven into my very soul (1:13-14). The letter goes on and reminds us that we now have within us the same exact power that raised Jesus from the grave (1:19-20)!
It’s almost hard to believe! It’s almost too good to be true… maybe it seems that way because I haven’t fully tapped into IN.
The same power that raised Jesus from the grave is IN me. Not just WITH me. IN.
I’m into IN. I like IN.
I need IN.
WITH was great, and in some sense it’s still true, but…
IN is better.
IN > with