“And they asked each other, ‘Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?’” Mark 16:3
When the women went to the grave to put spices on Jesus’ body, they had no idea of how they would do it. The huge stone covering the tomb was locked into place. Dislodging it would take far greater strength than their combined efforts. But driven by their passion for the Lord, they overcame any reluctance they may have had, determined to accomplish their task. Little did they know, there would be no need of help in moving the stone. In fact, there would be no need of the spices – because there would be no body!
These devoted women would be the first in all of history to hear of Jesus’ resurrection. But what if they hadn’t gone because they couldn’t figure out a way to roll away the stone? What if they had decided to wait for stronger, better-equipped hands? They would have missed a miracle.
The power of the risen Lord continues to roll away the stones of impossible situations. We don’t understand how, but often when we least expect, he comes in resurrection power and brings life to our dead hopes.
So the next time you are faced with immoveable circumstances, consider those women who went to the tomb. Don’t let a little thing like a giant boulder block your faith. Don’t you miss the miracle of the risen Lord.
Thank you Father, that there is nothing impossible with You. Your power is the greatest force in the universe. May we be driven by our passion for You to say yes to wherever you lead, no matter how big the obstacle. Amen.
Read Mark 16 and let those dear women encourage you not to let any obstacle get in your way in fulfilling God’s call in your life.
What are the stones in your life that you need God to roll away?