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Who Will Roll the Stone Away?

Steve Shaw

Speaker: Steve Shaw

At sunrise on Easter morning, three women came to Jesus’ tomb wondering, “Who will roll away the stone?” (Mark 16:3)

Their question becomes a vital question for all of us. Who will remove the obstacles that stand between us and God? Who will make a way for us when there seems to be no way?

Who will roll away the stone of our sin? Who will roll away the stone of our mortality? Who will roll away the stone of our griefs and losses? Who will roll away the stone of our fears and anxieties? Who will roll away the stone of our sicknesses, diseases and sufferings? Who will roll away the stone of our broken relationships and loneliness? And who will roll away the stone of this world’s ills and injustices— the poverty, the homelessness, the inequity, the division, the racism, the violence, the exploitation of vulnerable people and also of a vulnerable planet?

The glorious, good news of Easter is that Jesus will one day roll away every stone, because he walked out of his tomb that day, very much alive, never to die again.

This gives us the hope we need to live for the risen Jesus today, and to join him in his world-restoring mission.