|I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live| (Gal. ii.20).
Christ life is in harmony with our nature. A lady asked me the other day -- a thoughtful, intelligent woman who was not a Christian, but who had the deepest hunger for that which is right: |How can this be so, and we not lose our individuality! This will destroy our personality, and it violates our responsibility as individuals.|
I said: |Dear sister, your personality is only half without Christ. Christ was made for you, and you were made for Christ, and until you meet you are not complete, and He needs you as you need Him.| I said: |Suppose that gas-jet should say, 'If I take this fire in, the gas will lose its individuality.' Oh, no; it is only when the fire comes in that the gas fulfils its very purpose of being. Suppose the snowflake should say, 'What shall I do? If I drop on the ground I shall lose my individuality.' But it falls and is absorbed by the soil, and the snowflakes are seen by-and-by in the primroses and daisies. Let us lose ourselves and rise to a new life in Christ.|