Don’t worry God moves stones!

Don’t worry God moves stones!

Mark 16:1-3

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

On Friday at 3pm they had courageously witnessed Jesus’ death, it was real, it actually happened, there was going to be no recovery. Your Good Friday could contain the results of Jesus’ Friday. Your career over, marriage ended, health will never recover.

Look again through the window of the empty tomb and you will see it in a different light. The empty tomb brings a new perspective on life that says everything will be alright. It will be okay.

Man and nature possess the power to put people to their death. Powerful that we are it is limited – we do not have the power to raise anyone from the dead. You may know the frustration of limitation. You are trying your best, giving your hours and energy to make everything right, repair that relationship, manage your budget, get healthy, recover from bereavement, but you just never seem to break through. It can be done. You can do it by believing in a God who is all-powerful. He can do what cannot be done.

Who will roll the stone away?

How will we cope?

When we get there who will help us?

How will we get in?

What they didn’t realise was that there was still a way for someone to get out!

When asking the question they had no inkling that the stone had already been rolled away, that God did it and He did it so that they could enter the tomb and discover that Jesus had risen.

That stone says:

You will never do anything again. You will never recover. You will always remember what you once had is gone.

At the right time God rolls the stone away.

God always does more than what you were worried about.

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