“If it helps you, think of me holding your hand and leading you. And I assure you this will be no idle fantasy. (WB120)”
Affirmation: “I hold Jesus’s hand today.”
1 – Is Jesus Limited by Time/Space?
What does this promise from Jesus really mean? I think that it means just what it says. Jesus is a risen Master, who is available to all of us at any time. His presence is not limited by time nor space.
2 – Imagination?
But you do not have to believe this to still get comfort from Jesus. You can believe that holding Jesus’s hand is only imagination, but is not this a strong master? Joan of Arc said that her voices were her imagination, that this was how God speaks to us. We would be wise to test out the indications that we get from the imagination, because an overwrought mind, especially in times of turmoil, can have us misperceive the situation. First, we need to calm ourselves in any way that we have found works: prayer, communion with God, inspirational reading, A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, the helpful ear of a friend or family member. And we must find our own way in regard to what comforts us into calm. But all of us already have some experience in this. Now is the time to put our calming techniques into practice.
3 – Jesus Holding Our Hand
When we need his help, Jesus promises that visualizing him holding our hand and leading us will be no “idle fantasy.” What a great promise this is! His love shows through in every word. He will be there for us, even when all the rest in the world do not seem to care.
4 – Greatest Comfort
Jesus will lead us. He will make the pathway smooth. This is one of the best promises of the Course, one of the greatest comforts..
I will not try to go ahead of You, trying to understand things that in this world are not understandable. I will not try to assess whether the comfort and consolation that I feel from Jesus is only my imagination or something more. In the final analysis, would not worry about this be a theological dividing tactic among us who follow A Course in Miracles?
I will use my guidance today to sense the presence of Jesus, even as I sense Your presence in my better moments. He is with us in a way that we do not comprehend intellectually, but we can accept what we do not understand, stilling our intellect from questions that, in this world, have no answers.
Thank You for indicating to me that Jesus is available in some way that I cannot fully comprehend, given my limited sight in this world.