““Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” Mark 16:3b (ESV)
On what was quite possibly the darkest morning of their lives, the day they thought their dream was dead, several ladies wrestled with what looked like an impossible situation. If they got any sleep it was with tears in their eyes and the question, “How could this have happened?” running laps in their minds.
In those early morning hours, when the sky was dark and their hope was darker, they put one foot in front of the other and faced their disappointment.
The tear stained cheeks.
Tired, red eyes.
Dreams of purpose and freedom.
They laid everything on the line to follow this man. And now it was over…
Have You Been There?
”How are we going to?”
It may be circumstances beyond your control that led you there. When my Father-In-Law died suddenly we were spinning and somehow crushed all at the same time. It felt like we couldn’t breathe, or think, or feel anything but pain… For weeks and months.
Sin may have brought you there. The unfaithfulness of our heart that had its way with our will until we willingly followed wherever our lusts led.
You may be feeling, even right now, the stone is blocking the rest of your life.
Your heart may be crushed, your hopes and dreams may appear long gone. Like these ladies, your cheeks may be salty from the tears. Your world may be spinning and you too are wondering how life goes on.
“Who will roll away the stone for us …”
In their worry and grief, weeping and aching God had already dealt with the stone and so much more.
Listen to the beautiful words of Scripture and let them wash over you, wherever you find your heart.
” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large.” (Mark 16:4)
Maybe You Need to Look up
May you see the hope in the resurrection. Today, fight to look up from your hurt and troubles to see this great God who is mighty to save, already at work, and merciful beyond our wildest imaginations.