Daily Devotional 2-6-20

Don’t Worry About the Stones
By Velma Tim

“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. 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? “But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. Mark 16:1-4

Life is filled with many obstacles. Some are big, some are small, but they are everywhere along our journey and we must remove or overcome them in order to reach our destination.

In our text, these women who genuinely loved their master were on their way to anoint Jesus. They left their homes knowing there was a rock over the tomb they could not roll away, but they still embarked on the journey. Their knowledge about the rock did not stop them; rather, in faith and love, they journeyed to the tomb. Miraculously, they didn’t have to worry about the rock because it was rolled away before they got there. Though their master had resurrected, they were able to go into the tomb and see his clothing without any obstacles. Their love for Jesus and their devotion to him influenced them to start a journey not knowing how the obstacle would be taken care of.  

Sometimes the things God instructs us to do will not be easy to accomplish. The enemy will always try to place obstacles in our path. Like these women, we have to keep our focus and take steps toward the goal. We cannot sit and wait for an obstacle to be removed before stepping out in faith. Christ invites us into obedience even when we do not have all the answers.

As you start your day today, do not allow any obstacle to stop you from embarking on a journey, rather, let it motivate you. Behind the stone is something precious that we are looking for and it is worth all the sacrifice. Therefore, do not worry about the stone, because as you take steps in faith God will send his angel to roll it away.

PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to take steps towards your promises knowing that you would meet me on the way.