Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

On the way they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”

(Mark 16:3 NLT)

Isn’t it interesting how we can spend our time worrying about something, only to discover that God has already taken care of it for us? When the women set out early Sunday morning for the tomb, they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (Mark 16:3). At first, it sounds like common sense. After all, they were women and the stone was large. But in the preceding verse, we find that they did something very brave, “Saturday evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body” (v.1). How could they prepare to anoint His body, yet question who would roll away the stone for them? But maybe if we personalized this question, we would be able to find an answer. How many times do we take God at His Word, but then question the results? Thankfully, God always provides a way, “But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside” (v.4). God sent an angel to roll away the stone (Matthew 28:2). If we obey Him, God will take care of the rest.

The Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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