1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” – Mk 16
Mary and Mary were worried about opening the tomb. Maybe along the road they prayed that someone would be able to remove the stone. When they saw the stone rolled away I wonder if they were relieved; thinking that maybe God had made it easy on them for the burial preparation. Little did they know. They only understood part of the story. God was about to blow their minds.
I wonder how many times we think too small. How many times we see too small. How many times we act to small. All the while, God is moving in ways that we never imagine. He is walking out of places that we are struggling to get in to.
Easter is that day that changed everything for us. Everything. Today may God continue to be resurrected in your life. And may you see him walk in ways that blow your mind.
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