Saturday, April 11, 2020

Devotional 4/11/20 
“Who Can Roll This Heavy Stone For us?” 
by Dona Hake

Yesterday we looked again at “God our Rock”. Psalm 18:31 “There is no God except the Lord. There is no rock except our God.”   During this Easter celebration I pray you are reflecting and meditating deeply upon the death and resurrection of your lord. Let us read from the Scriptures.

“On the first day of the week, as the Sabbath was ending, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jacob, and Salome made their way to the tomb. It was very early in the morning as the first streaks of light were beginning to be seen in the sky. They had purchased aromatic embalming spices so that they might anoint his body. And they had been asking one another, “Who can roll away the heavy stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they arrived, they discovered that the very large stone that had sealed the tomb was already rolled away!”
Mark 16:1,3-4 TPT
For me as I read this it becomes one of those “I wish I could have been there!” momentsJust imagine what these individuals were dealing with the closer they got to the tomb of Jesus. I am sure the sadness and having grief in their hearts was overwhelming. In spite of that they moved with purpose to anoint the body of their Lord. As they walked they exchanged their thoughts about how in the world they were going to roll away that heavy stone? Can you imagine the shock and awe that hit them when they saw that great rock was already rolled away?  The amazing had happened! He had risen!!!!
There are times we can ask ourselves “How is God going to do this great thing in my life?” “Will this great mountain of mine ever be moved in my life? Think about how impossible it seemed for them to think about rolling that great stone away from Jesus tomb. May we remember today that we serve the God that rolls away the stone up impossibilities in our life, and He makes them possibilities and realities! I leave you with this scripture which is one of my very favorites.

“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 3:20-21 – AMP