Today’s Reading: Matthew 28
Key Verse: “There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.” Matthew 28:2
“While we may throw stones,God rolls stones. And He rolls the right stones, in the right direction and at the right time.”
Our key verse today tells us how God rolled away the stone from the tomb of Jesus. That stone was a wheel of granite, eight feet in diameter and one foot thick. It was rolled into a groove and perhaps weighed more than 4 tons which is over 8,000 lbs.
When God rolls stones He does a really good job of it. Just as He rolled away that stone, He can also roll away the stones in our lives. Max Lucado wrote, “The stone was moved – not for Jesus – but for the women. Not so Jesus could come out, but so the women could see in.”
All of us need certain stones rolled away in our lives. Stones of doubt, stones of fear, stones of uneasiness, stones of distress, stones of addiction etc. All of us have needs in our lives. Needs that perhaps can only be taken care of by our all-powerful God. There are times when it seems like we have done everything humanly possible to solve our problem and then we just have to “let go and let God move the stone.”
Oliver Cromwell’s secretary was sent out on some important business. He stayed one night at a seaport town, and tossed and turned all night in his bed, unable to sleep. His servant asked him why he could not sleep. The secretary said, “I am so afraid something will go wrong with the meeting.”
“Master,” said the slave, “may I ask a question or two?” “To be sure.”
“Did God rule the world before we were born?”
“Most assuredly He did.” the secretary replied.
“And will He rule it after we are dead?”
“Certainly He will.” was the reply again
“Then, master, why not let Him rule the present, too?” asked the servant.
What stones are you trying to move yourself? Why not trust God with them. He will most certainly do what is best for you!