And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? – Mark 16:3
His face is streaked with spittle. His hair matted with blood. A sponge is pressed to His lips and dice are tossed at His feet. His battered lips cry, “It is finished…” and a spear is thrust into His side. His thorn pierced brow now rests on a pulseless chest.
How could this One who interrupted funerals and claimed to be Life succumb to death?
The disciples begged for His body. They wrapped Him in linen and laid Him in a borrowed tomb. A stone was rolled over the door. A large heavy object now seals the burial place of the One who claimed to be God in the flesh.
And the question of the ages is asked, “Who shall roll us away the stone…?”
Here at the tomb humanity recognizes its inability. We are too weak to deliver ourselves. We are too lost to find our way. But in our perplexity there is a promise. Jesus is who He claimed to be, both then and now.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men
stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down
their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the
dead? He is not here, but is risen… – Luke 24:4-6
Death could not hold Him, a stone could not keep Him, and a seal could not constrain Him — Omnipotence could not be held in a tomb.
Are you asking a similar question? Do you have sins, addictions, or burdens too heavy to move by human effort? The resurrection promises One who can move the heavy stones of life. His name is Jesus and He is alive forevermore.