Boulder

“And they were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?’” (Mark 16:3)

The spices weighed heavily in their arms; one thought was heaviest on their minds. The women had the strongest desire to anoint the body of their Lord, but they were far too weak to heave away the enormous stone blocking the entrance of the tomb. Who could possibly move the boulder for them to accomplish this important task?

God already had; they were simply unaware. Mark tells us the women came early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen. They had not yet discovered that the Son had also risen and was no longer in need of burial spices.

We are often similar to those friends of Jesus. We bring our troubling questions to the Lord, wringing our hands in earnest, uncertain of how to solve the particular problem blocking our view.

Unbeknownst to us, the Resurrected Lord has already taken care of the situation. With the power that raised him from the dead, he is confronting our seemingly overwhelming circumstances and is providing a solution even while we are wondering exactly what to do. Who will care for me in my old age? Who will sustain me during this financial down turn? Who will help me bear this loss? Who will provide me wisdom to know which way to go?

He will. He has. He can. He does. Some questions simply were answered a very long time ago.

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