Take a piece of blue taffy and a piece of yellow taffy – two distinctly separate objects – and bring them together. Make them intimate with each other. No, seriously, take the time to do this!
Wrap them, smash them, twist them together; press and stretch and turn them together. Whoa, this is close contact! After a short time, you will begin to see streaks of the yellow and blue running in various directions. Exert more pressure and mold them together. Crush and push in all directions. Smash them between your palms and fold and refold. Notice they are warmer and softer? You get the idea. In time, what do you have? The whole lump is green!
This is like our relationship with Jesus. The more we desire and allow Him to work with us, the deeper and more intimate our relationship becomes until we can no longer distinguish beginnings and ends. Put on the mind of Christ – my mind is not distinguishable – He in me and I in Him so that I may say, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)