by Anita Roberts
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, July 11, 2011 - Back in January, members of the Coeur d'Alene Church began planning an Easter drama that would bring to life the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The Borrowed Tomb, an Easter musical, was performed April 22, 23, 24.
They buried Him in a borrowed tomb. But He gave it back three days later. From the borrowed manger, He became Emmanuel, God with us. He revealed the source of living water and transformed a woman and her village. From the borrowed tomb, He gave us the resurrection of life, the greatest gift in the universe. And through our borrowed lives, He continues to offer this present to all who will believe. This production is written from the perspective of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. "The Borrowed Tomb" is the story of the all-too human struggle to believe that Jesus truly was — and is — the long awaited Messiah. This is a profoundly and applicable message for our modern day society faced with the very same choice of personal belief and faith in Christ. In "The Borrowed Tomb" we witness Nicodemus and Joseph's struggle of faith and belief as they interact with each other, members of the Sanhedrin, Mary Magdalene and Jesus. These acts of faith and belief shed some light into the lives of Nicodemus and Joseph, as the events that surround Christ's death and resurrection unfold.