“But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed!” -1 Corinthians 15:51
Death is about being transformed.
Ultimately, in the end of this chapter of the Human Experiment, we’ll all be transformed into eternal bodies—whatever that means. In the meantime, every “death” is a hint of that future transformation.
When a loved one dies, it’s a reminder that this is not the end. Transformation is coming. Eternity is knocking.
When a dream dies, it’s an opportunity to transform. To shift from a self-centered view to a more expansive view of life and God.
When a reputation, an ego, or an agenda dies, it’s an opportunity to transform. The eternal God is inviting you to become more of your real design, and connect to the story behind the smaller stories.
“What’s dying is not the deepest self, but our dependence and over-identification with the mental ego and its projects, and our cultural conditioning and over-identification with it, including our roles in life.” —Richard Rohr
Embrace the struggle. Find hope in the death. Life is springing up. Newness is offering you a fresh start. It was never about the thing in the first place. It’s alway been about you becoming more of who you were designed to be, in connection with your Designer.