“But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.” Mark 16:4 NIV
Read: Mark 16: 1-20
Can you move a 1,000 pound boulder? The stone sealing JESUS’ tomb probably weighed between 1,000 and 2,500 pounds. If it were round, it was set in a groove cut into the surrounding rock or blocked with stones to support it. Some archeologists believe the stone was not perfectly round or had a carved flat bottom so that once placed it could not be rolled out.
This is one of the facts that logically prove the stone was not easily moved without the aid of many men. Yet, even with Roman soldiers guarding, the stone was moved in silence. JESUS defeated death and was raised to walk from that tomb. From that night, HE was seen by hundreds; proving HE was indeed the SON of the MOST HIGH GOD.
RESURRECTION SUNDAY is not about Easter bunnies and candy eggs. Today is the day to celebrate the RISEN SAVIOUR who died a torturing humanly death so you can live in eternity in Heaven.
By believing in JESUS, you can live eternity in Heaven. If you have never accepted JESUS as your SAVIOUR, today is the day. Simply pray: “JESUS, I do believe in YOU and ask YOU to accept me into YOUR kingdom. Please forgive all my sins. My life is YOURS. Amen.”
If you have been saved and have not been walking in faith, ask JESUS to forgive you and set today as the day you re-dedicated your life to HIM.
Today’s prayer: “MY RISEN SAVIOUR, Thank YOU for accepting me in all my failings. Thank YOU for forgiving my sins and rising again to take me into Heaven to live with YOU for all eternity. Amen.”