Colossians 1:18 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
Christ is the firstborn 'from the dead' - the barren grave can now have children
- David Field
The dust returns to dust
That which was made from the old darkness, returns to darkness
animated briefly by the echo of the Word of God
Christ then infuses with the dust
making it permanently alive
then He plunges down into the barren grave
and ignites it, bringing Life and Light to all who would remain
Then He pulls out His children, also infused with the Word that remained in them,
clinging on as a branch to the true 'Jack and the Beanstalk Vine'
The Vine that reached down into the depths,
and raised us up into the heavens