What does God’s kingdom look like to you?
The Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is there.
God’s truth is there.
God’s people are there.
They share Jesus’s life in common with one another. Each one has been washed, cleansed, and made a new person in Christ.
Each one is united to Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
The old life, the one with sins, failures and regrets, no longer exists. It was parked at the door, never to be allowed in.
That’s not exactly true. Your old life was erased!
Hard to believe?
Listen to the answer to question 60 from the Heidelberg Catechism:
Q: How are thou righteous before God?
A: Only by a true faith in Jesus Christ; so that, though my conscience accuse me, that I have grossly transgressed all the commandments of God, and kept none of them, and am still inclined to all evil; notwithstanding, God, without any merit of mine, but only of mere grace, grants and imputes to me, the perfect satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Christ; even so, as if I never had had, nor committed any sin: yea, as if I had fully accomplished all that obedience which Christ has accomplished for me; inasmuch as I embrace such benefit with a believing heart.
Please read that answer once a day!
That’s who you are now in Christ!
Shout for joy! Do cartwheels!