Mark 16:1-4 (NASB)
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.
Easter is upon us, the season when we take time to look and explore our own salvation in relation to the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our scripture today is based on a part of that story.
In the book of Mark chapter 16, we enter the text with followers of Jesus coming to the tomb where He lay, to correct the abuse to Jesus’ physical body. With the rising of the sun and the beginning of a new day, we find they have arrived at the dark cave to clean up what is left, to love and to care and to try and make a sad situation in some way a little better. It is in this setting they ask each other a very telling question, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”
How many times in our lives have we all, when faced with a difficult situation, desired to clean everything up and searched for God while in the darkest of places? How many times have we asked the same question, “How do we get to Him”?
And how many times in our lives have we all found our way there, worried and anxious, looking for God, and discovered His messenger pointing us right to Him, right to where we needed to go?
This Resurrection Sunday, as we live in a world that has too many dark places, and at this start of a new day, I challenge you to go to those places within yourself, and look for God in them.
Our king, through His death and resurrection, has brought about for us the possibility of something different. He has rolled away the stone and left the Holy Spirit to point us in a new direction. And all we have to do is to go on that journey and ask.
Are you looking for God today? He is still with us. Search for Him more. He is not dead.
He is Risen Indeed!