We shouldn't underestimate the incredible importance of what being "alive in Christ' really means. Without faith in Christ, we are dead. Not physically, even though we're heading in that direction, Paul means without Christ, we are all spiritually dead. Being alive in Christ means we can be brought from death to new life and experience all the incredible blessings that come with being a follower of Christ. Being alive in Christ doesn't mean we'll be in a constant state of smiles and joy. Being alive in Christ means that our foundation is so strong that even when the storms of life come our way, we can get through them and grow stronger.