Devotional

“They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee,”Luke 24:2-6

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ and His resurrection are the two most important events in human history. And even though it was futile, the people who crucified Jesus Christ did everything they possibly could to keep His body locked inside the tomb. They rolled a huge stone in front of it, sealed it, and even stationed guards all around it. Today we would shrug our shoulders and say “really….did you think that worked?” God can’t be stopped or hindered in any way.  When they arrived the two women found that the stone was miraculously rolled away. Jesus Christ had risen from the grave.

Revelation 3:8 says, “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close…” Moving the stone covering the tomb of Jesus Christ was seen as impossible. There are things in our lives that we have tried to move, unsuccessfully; to the point it seems impossible. But God in His strength, power, and supernatural ability can make the impossible possible. He can move those stones.

Maybe you have been battling an illness you just can’t defeat. Perhaps you have been searching for a job. Maybe there is a relationship you just can’t seem to make whole.  As Christians, regardless of what it is that we can’t do, God alone can make things whole. He alone can give us the breakthroughs we’re longing for.

Remember that Jesus Christ came to this earth for a distinct purpose: to die on the cross in our place. He defeated death by rising again on the third day. And if you are wondering where you place your allegiance, as Andy Stanley often says, “I am going with the guy who rose from the dead.” Given that, what worries, cares, and burdens are you holding on to today?  Instead of trying to solve unsolvable problems take the shortcut and leave them at Jesus’s feet.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you look at events that you can’t solve? 
  2. How can we take the events, circumstances, etc, we can’t solve and give them to God this week?