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Roll the Stone Away
By - Apr 12, 2020
Today we celebrate Easter, the resurrection day of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the first light of dawn on that morning, three women walked down a dewy path to the tomb where the body of Jesus had been lain. They each brought spices so they could anoint His body, but what their broken hearts really wanted was to see Him one more time. They had been touched by Jesus firsthand, followed Him, and seen His greatness. They had stood helplessly and saw Him crucified and hanging on the cross, slowly dying, then His body taken down and laid in the tomb. As a huge stone was rolled in front of the tomb, so were all their hopes and dreams.

As the women approached the tomb, they realized they had forgotten the big stone and asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” (Mark 16:3). All they wanted to do was suddenly blocked and impossible to move on their own. Have you ever felt like that? You wanted to accomplish something but your way was blocked, and you didn’t have the power to change it. The problem was too big for you and totally out of your control. Perhaps a stone of debt, or of sickness, or of divorce. Stones come in different shapes and sizes, but whether big or small, they try to block our way and trap us in fear and anxiety and worry. Stones try to stop us from accomplishing what we have in our heart.

The women arrived at the tomb and were shocked to see that the stone had been rolled away. What was impossible for them had been removed. And even far better, they witnessed an empty tomb, an angel, and the amazing news that Jesus had risen from the dead just as He promised!

So much happened at Calvary’s cross over two thousand years ago; but ultimately, Jesus overcame sin and death so that we might experience the power of forgiveness. Nothing is more amazing or significant than the power of God displayed at the resurrection. This is what separates our faith from any other on earth. Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins on the cross. He lived a perfect and sinless life and gave it as a sacrifice for your sins and ours. And when all hope seemed to be gone, He miraculously came to life again. What this means is: When we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we are completely forgiven...for anything...for everything...forever!

So we have good news for you today. If there are stones in your way today, Jesus still moves stones and is doing what no man can do. Jesus has a promise for any stone that blocks your way. He can deliver you, heal you, and restore you. You have the same power that raised Jesus from the dead living inside you. God will make a way where there is no way!
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