In “Image” no. 13, Edwards sees the beauty and benevolence of Creator God and his Spirit and profound typological significance in grass and other flora: “Thus I believe the grass and other vegetables growing and flourishing, looking green and pleasant, as it were rejoicing, blossoming and bearing fruit from the influences of the heavens, the rain and wind, and light and heat of the sun,
This visualization reveals the creational and theological network surrounding “Image” no. 1 of Jonathan Edwards’ “Images of Divine Things.” Edwards sees a dead body as a fit picture of the spiritual second death. In a similar way, sleep is a type of death, but it is also a state of spiritual unpreparedness.