When facing a challenge, there are two ways to approach any dilemma, with an open or closed mind. The optimistic see potential, envisioning that somehow or someway the job or task will be completed. The skeptic will bring doubt to the table, often rejecting or questioning every possible solution that is brought up. Thus, when an obstacle is blocking your way, the minds wonders, “how will roll the stone away?”
And they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” – Mark 16:3
On a Sunday morning during the first century, a few women headed for a tomb to anoint Jesus’ dead body with spices. Caught up in all their preparations, none of these women stopped to think about how they were going to enter the tomb. Guarded by Roman soldiers and protected by a boulder which weighed over a ton, the odds were against them. However, in this unique case, God cancelled the funeral, arriving to an empty tomb.
For no word from God will ever fail, Luke 1:37.
Every miracle should empower people of faith to believe. Yet, a disciple named Thomas doubted, another committed suicide and a prophet named Elijah wanted to die after receiving a death threat. Stones are placed into the paths of our lives on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most people like me complain, “God why are you allowing this or that to happen? Or you up there? Do you care about me anymore?” These are all good questions, but the answer is easy, In the Lord’s timing, the Holy Spirit will roll the stones in your life away.
by Jay Mankus