"Come, see the place where the Lord lay." - Matt. xxviii. 6.
Lord, I would desire grace to accept the call, for it is always
profitable to have faith in lively exercise: I would pray that my
meditation might frequently take wing, and view the memorable sepulchre
of my Lord. Did Jesus once lay in the grave? Surely death never had such a
prisoner before! But did Jesus lay so low for me? Am I shortly to lay
there? Sweet consoling thought! The grave is now softened, and the
chambers of death are perfumed with the fragrancy contracted from his
holy incorruptible body. But is there not another place where the Lord
lay? And doth not the angel invite his people to see him there also?
Yes, Jesus lay in the bosom of the Father from all eternity. And doth
he not lay there now, and will he not through all eternity? But can I
see him there? Yes; - for if by faith I behold Jesus as the Christ, the
Sent, the Sealed of the Father; in seeing him, I see the Father also.
He saith this himself, John xiv. 9. And again, John xiv. 20. "At that
day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you."
Blessed assurance! Jesus is one with the Father, and all his people one
with him. And as he is in the bosom of the Father, so are they in his,
and there shall dwell for ever and ever. Hallelujah. Amen.