“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:4 When Christ - The abruptness of the sentence surrounds us with sudden light. Our life - The fountain of holiness and glory. Shall appear - In the clouds of heaven.
Col 3:4 When Christ, . . . shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. "When Christ . . . shall be manifested" (Revised Version), then the glory and the blessedness of the life in us shall be shown forth. Like the tree in the winter, not dead, but the life hidden. When the spring comes, its life shows itself in glory. Compare Ro 8:19.