Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” Mark 16:2-3
These women went to the tomb not knowing how they were going to roll away the stone. They came prepared with spices to anoint Jesus’ body but had no idea how they were going to do this.
Sometimes we are called to go into a situation where it seems we are facing a wall of difficulty and we wonder who is going to roll away the stone? We prepare ourselves as best we can. We may even take books or magazines that we think will help the people involved, but what we need is a supernatural act of God to roll away the unbelief, the deception and the stubbornness of the human heart.
We may be tempted not to go at all. These women must have wondered about the value of going. Who will roll away the stone? Certainly not the Roman soldiers who were under orders to guard the body to make sure it wasn’t stolen. Certainly not the Jewish leaders who asked for the guard to be placed (Matthew 27:63-65). Convincing one of the disciples would be unlikely since they were hiding behind locked doors (John 20:19). Yet they went anyway. Likewise, we are called to go into situations where we don’t have answers.
When the women arrived at the tomb, they looked up and saw that the stone was gone. Their faith and devotion was rewarded. They see an angel who brings the most remarkable news: “He has risen!” (verse 6).
If we are faithful we will also become witnesses to God’s remarkable power to transform lives.