Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Mark 16:2–3 (ESV): "2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?"
Trusting God to roll the stone back in life isn't the easiest thing in the world to do. It takes walking by faith but when we do this we are often surprised by a risen Savior who has the stone rolled back for us when we arrive.
After Jesus was sentenced and crucified Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for His body so He could lay Him to rest in a tomb. Pilate granted him the request and gave the corpse of Jesus to him. Nicodemus brought seventy-five pounds of spices for His body and they wrapped Jesus up with linen and laid Him to rest just as Isaiah 53:9 predicted. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome knew where they had buried Him and decided to come early that Sunday morning to further anoint His body with spices. They had no idea who would roll the stone back to let them in but they came by faith to find the stone was rolled back and Jesus was not there for He had risen!
When we encounter incredibly difficult times and are faced with impossible circumstances we must remember these women. They trusted God to show up at the tomb for them. What stone do you need to be rolled back in your life today? God is the God of the impossible. He brings dead people back to life, He can handle your problem. Trust Him and take steps of faith. Don't freeze up and say, "forget it, it's not possible." Trust the God of the impossible and watch the stone be rolled back for you. Take steps of faith today and watch Him work! Amen?
Father, we thank You that nothing is too difficult for You. Help us to remember the resurrection of Jesus and the faith of the few ladies that showed up at His tomb on the third day. May we trust You as we take steps toward the tomb believing for You to roll the stone back we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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