Have you ever seen images of novas, or of night eruptions from a volcano? There is a terrifying beauty that is often visible in things being crushed or destroyed. A disturbing thought is that we would never experience the beauty without the tragedy surrounding it. The crushing pressure that takes away all that they are is what transforms them into the thing of beauty we see.
The revelation of who we are without Christ so breaks our heart that we cannot imagine life without Him. He consumes our thoughts and actions. Hence our life is lost in His, we have fallen on the stone and it has broken us