Paul’s teaching in the sixth chapter of his letter to the church in Rome explains what happens when we are baptized. Through baptism we are filled with the supernatural, spiritual power, of both Christ’s death and his resurrection. In other words, with the power of Christ’s death within us, we have his own power over sin, death, and the devil (Luther). With Christ’s power of resurrection within us, we have his own power to be loving, forgiving, and trusting in eternal life. We don’t always feel, act, or look like someone with Christ’s own power. Nevertheless, Christ’s own Spirit is fully alive within us through our baptism. That is the greatest miracle of our salvation!
What may we expect from Christ’s own Spirit living within us?