Resurrection

The joyous message spoken to the women at the sepulcher by angels long ago, "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen," has lost none of its inspiration and healing power to those who, watching and waiting for the coming of the Christ, Truth, are keeping their mental homes free from false mortal beliefs. The angels of God are still appearing at the door of the sepulcher of material sense, bidding us to look up and away from matter to behold the risen Christ. The truth has come nearer to the pure in heart since the advent of Christian Science, when Mary Baker Eddy discovered through her own wonderful healing experience that the Christ, Truth, is still with us and is able to heal the sick, the sinning, the sorrowful, and raise the dead in trespasses and sins to new life, happiness, and success. Christian Science reveals the resurrection to be closely interwoven with individual daily experience. It shows us how we are able to follow in the footsteps of Christ Jesus, our Saviour and Way-shower, through the resurrection of thought from a material to a spiritual basis.

In speaking to Martha of Lazarus, Jesus said, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." Jesus knew what Martha and those around him did not know, namely, that Lazarus had not died, since to the real man there is no death, and what seems to the mortal senses to be death is but an illusion. The whole of Jesus' career, including his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension, converged in a single purpose, namely, to awaken mankind from the Adam-dream of life, substance, and intelligence in matter to the glorious realization of man's eternal, spiritual nature as a child of God.

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