The Stone

"And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre?" [Mark 16:3] I heard a sermon once that took note of this line in Scripture as very significant. That it shows us things we think are impossible to overcome or accomplish, God has already taken care of. For when they arrived at the tomb, the stone was already moved, when they had been so concerned who could do so.

There are so many areas of our lives that we feel have "immovable stones" because there are countless aspects of situations that we cannot change or have no control over. Easter teaches us that Christ is more powerful than any difficulty we may encounter. He may not always move the stone from our lives, but during the time that the stone was in the way Christ was behind it. So if there are "stones" that we are stuck behind, Our Lord is there behind the stone with us too.

It kind of gives you a sense of peace when you accept that God is the one in control, and He will make things right according to His plan. He of course expects us to move the stones in our life that we can change, but when we can't He wants us to realize He can. This Easter season should be one of renewing our confidence in God, knowing that He cares about us so individually that every aspect of our lives matters to Him.

I pray that this holy season will be a time of much grace for us all, and I wish all my readers a most Blessed Easter!