“For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.” Colossians 3:3-4 ->me: This world sees me as dead -> definitely in terms of a cohort to frolic in the worldly sensual pleasures of the flesh and earthly mind. ‘Life is hidden’ my life has become a part of the mystery, the secret plan of God, to be revealed to the world at the end of time. My life is not just hidden with Christ in God, it is actually Christ Himself, my hope of glory. I hope not just for the coming of the Lord but also for the full revelation of what I already am in Him. When the Lord comes I will finally be transformed into who I am IN HIM; fully manifested into how the Father sees me today. Other will see me with Jesus enveloped in HIS glory. HIS glory is what will be reflected. Until then the process of sanctification the Lord is doing in me will help me strive to be representative of that transformation as much as possible here on earth so that Christ can be seen in me. When I think about what I am doing here, in these terms, it makes my focus on learning about Jesus and following Him so much more real and important.