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?” Mark 16:1-3
The three ladies had a problem on their hands. The stone was heavy, and it took men much stronger than themselves to roll it away.
But like every problem is a viable solution. When they got there they’d figure it out. They’d have to or their task wouldn’t get done. Perhaps they’d hire a few men nearby to help roll it away.
They had no idea what they were about to encounter and their lives would be foreever changed by the revelation. For now, though, they were thinking of ways to get that stone rolled away.
Have you ever been surprised by something you were not expecting? This, of course, goes for the good and bad surprises. Both are equally shocking at first hearing or sight. Then as time passes, the reality sets in and life slowly returns to normal.
It’s like heaven. We have a limited view of what that will be like. We get smatterings of information from the Bible but there will be surprises waiting for us. Big surprises. Small surprises. But we merely speak of what we don’t know now. Soon it’ll all be revealed. But for now, we wait and dream and serve the King of Kings in the way we know how.