Senior Pastor | East Bay Foursqure Church
Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” Mark 16:2-3
Who will roll away the stone? That was the question the women had as they came to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus for a proper burial on that early morning. As the worldwide body of Christ celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, I’m sure there are many believers who wrestle with the same kind of question.
Often times we face things in our lives that are too heavy to move… a marriage that is on the brink, a child that is lost, a sickness that you or a loved one is facing, and the list goes on. Who will roll this heavy issue out of my way? As the women approached the tomb of Jesus, they were amazed that the obstacle to seeing Jesus had been moved. They thought they were going to touch and care for a dead man, but the news from the angel changed everything. He is not here, HE IS RISEN!
I don’t know what you may be facing, but I know this; that Jesus is alive! His power and resources are ours! He gave power to the cross when He rose from the dead. Without the resurrection, He would have been just another man with claims of greatness. Unlike others before him, He actually was telling the truth about who He was and is.
God is still in the business of moving mountains of all shapes and sizes. The women, who were coming to anoint a dead man for burial, instead received life. Let’s stop visiting the tomb of our problems and look to the Risen Savior who is the champion! He is the one who conquered death, and is triumphant over every power of hell. Trust Him to move the obstacle that you see as a deathblow.
Romans 8:28 declares,” And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
God has not lost sight of you! He is working out His purposes in and through you. He knows what you are facing and how the story ends. Trust Him today and know that Jesus is willing and able to remove the heavy weight that is in your way.
He is alive and very well! Happy resurrection day!