You died with Christ on the cross.  You have been resurrected with Christ to participate with Him in His Kingdom.  Your life is now “hidden with Messiah in God.”  That is huge!  Cosmic!  Real mystery!  It transforms your ethics!  It sets you apart!  It changes your goals!  It gives meaning to life!  It is an intimacy that goes ever deeper!  It is where you are meant to be!  It is your destiny!  It is the basis of your ministry!  It is your hope of a future!

“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.”  Colossians 3:1-4 (NASB)