The life hidden with Christ in God could be described as reorientation. Nothing remains the same.
Over the past several days I've just been writing down the things that have been stirring in my head and heart. This evening is a few more of these thoughts about freedom from fear. The realization that we are perfectly secure when our lives are hidden with Christ in God has the power change everything. Here is a major reorientation. This has nothing to do with God putting a shield around me and protecting me from the possibility of suffering harm caused by living in this fallen world. I see today that every moment is gift. Every moment I have and every moment of those around me.
Everything about the life I had been busy building before was about trying to secure safety in this world and it is a futile exercise that leaves us exhausted and and even more consumed by fear. Interesting isn't it? The very thing we are left attempting to accomplish while living independently and focused on self preservation actually reinforces the thing we are attempting to rid ourselves of. Reorientation is just that...a reorientation. It's safe to say that everything is probably opposite of what we naturally think. Endless paradox.
The peace that passes all understanding is a peace that doesn't make sense. Just like grace rarely ever makes sense to those looking in from the outside. But then again to those being captured by our Father and his love for us it makes perfect sense.