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Mark 16:3-4

And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.


After they had observed the Sabbath the women bought spices and came to the tomb where Jesus was buried so that they might anoint Him. What a Sabbath observation that must have been! This great prophet and teacher in the land that the Jews thought was going to deliver them from bondage had been executed as a criminal. Moreover, how must the ones who knew who Jesus really was feel? I would imagine it wasn’t a real uplifting Sabbath.

Despite the disappointment and disparagement that Jesus’ followers must have been dealing with, yet they were up early and on the way to Jesus’ tomb. As far as they knew they were going to minister to a dead body. On the way to the tomb they discussed how they were going to get the stone rolled off the tomb. When they arrived at the tomb they discovered the stone had already been rolled away from the tomb.

In life we sometimes reach places where it seems the thing we were so excited about is dead and buried and we wonder if we will ever see life again. It is in those days that we must continue to worship Jesus and we will discover that regardless of how big or how heavy the stone is that is keeping us from what has been appointed to us by the LORD, it will be miraculously rolled away as we press on in to the place of ministering to Jesus even if all we expect to find is a dead and crucified lifeless body.