For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. –Colossians 3:3 (NIV)
She is dead but not lost. She is hidden with Christ in God– consummated whole one decomposing and becoming soil. The grain of wheat fell to the earth and died.
In the tomb of the earth she is free of all that held her back of all that was not her.
She is not lost. She is found hidden ready to rise.
We’re on this earth to learn to love. That love [is] in God, in death, so the dead aren’t dead. They’re not annihilated; they’re consummated. And they don’t go anywhere, because in God, we live and move and have our being. —James Finley, Turing to the Mystics, Introductions for the Practice
Credits and References: “Soil” by Tina Reynolds. Used with permission.