Hidden in Death

I.

Christ was buried.

Can you imagine the greatness of God

being hidden underground.

Not just crucified,

but taken down and wrapped in cloths,

swaddled,

and laid to rest alone.

There is something final in burial.

II.

We have all hidden the best parts of ourselves

from the world,

kept away some little secret truth,

closed within the folds of our hearts.

But what did God mean by letting

Himself be hidden in death?

III.

A great secret,

bursting forth in the light,

so triumphant and glorious.

IV.

For, what seed, if not covered with earth,

does not cultivate something greater.

What beauty it brings forth

when this secret finally unfurls.

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