Jesus, Lover of My Soul

In our adult Sunday School class, we’ve been studying the book of Colossians.  This verse was in lesson from last week:

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”  Colossians 3:2-3

Ever since then, I’ve been pondering what it means to be hidden with Christ.  This isn’t easy to grasp.  Our union with Christ is not just something to look forward to, but something that has already happened.  We can be at peace because the work of atonement is completed.  Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.” Sin can no longer overpower or condemn us.  Whatever happens to us in this life, our place is secure.  As I thought about that, the hymn Jesus, Lover of My Soul, popped into my mind.  It also talks about Christ “hiding” us and maybe I remembered that unconsciously.  At any rate, listen and give thanks that you are a new creation and you are in Christ.

For another hymn by Charles Wesley see these posts:

Rejoice!