“The lonely precincts of the tomb gave Jesus a refuge from his foes, a place in which to solve the great problem of being.” (Science and Health, page 44)
Jesus sure knew how to make the best of any situation! His three days in the tomb before his triumphant proof of ever-lasting life to the world, was a sacred time for him and a grand blessing for us all.
We can’t know exactly what Jesus was doing for those three days. But his resurrection after that time makes it clear something wonderful, healing, world-changing was going on. The tomb was not a prison, a place of death and mourning and giving up. It was a “refuge” from the world and the accusing, doubting, hatred and envy that was looming outside that sepulcher.
Just as Jesus took this crucial time as one in which to draw closer to God and His Love and the truth of His everlasting Life, so we can make use of those challenging times as moments for consecrated prayer, communion with God, and a preparation for glorious resurrection. Through our listening and trusting patience, we then emerge into new life at just the right time and right way for us, and to bless others as well.
Jesus proved that life was not subject to the world’s view of it. We have his brilliant example to follow as we, too, come to realize that even when life feels like a hopeless and lonely tomb, right there are we attended by Life’s most brilliant angels, ready to awaken us to new promises and to roll away the stone to show us our own life as we’ve never seen it before!
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