Roll the Stone Away

“And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"  But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away--for it was very large.” (Mark 16:3-4) These are the words of the women...

Roll the Stone Away

Teaching by Tiffany Ann Lewis

Roll the Stone Away

By: Tiffany Ann Lewis

“And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”  But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away–for it was very large.” (Mark 16:3-4)
These are the words of the women while they were on the way to the tomb where they saw their beloved Lord, Jesus, laid only hours before. They wanted to show Him the honor and devotion He deserved by anointing His body. Unfortunately, a stone was in their way.

“Who will roll the stone away?” They asked.  This was a very good question.  After all, the stone that was sealing Jesus’ tomb was at least 2000 pounds. How would a few women, exhausted because of their grief, ever hope to move it? “But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away–for it was very large.” (Mark 16:4)

As I consider this portion of Scripture I wonder if we too often find the same question on our lips. It’s one thing to know that Jesus is alive yet it’s another thing to know He can roll our 2000 pound impossibilities away.

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Breath of Heaven

“Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”  Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”  
(Luke 1:30-35)

Our worship team sang one of my favorite songs this weekend at church, “Breath of Heaven.”  This song portrays possible fears and worries that Mary might have been experiencing as she considers the reality of saying, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord!  Let it be done according to your word.”  (Luke 1:38)  My eyes welled up with tears as we sang verse three:

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