Since we are still celebrating our Savior rising from the dead, I have chosen Mark 16:3,4: “They asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.”
The women had a question uppermost on their minds that morning: “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” You might bring a heart full of questions with you to this day. Will things ever get better? Will my job be something I can count on keeping? Will my marriage survive? Will my family be happy and prosperous? Will I outlive my savings? Will my health take a turn for the worse?
Jesus doesn’t give us answers to every question that weighs on our hearts—he wants us to entrust our unknown to him, after all. But his empty tomb does give us the one answer that rolls away our fear and puts all of our other questions into proper perspective. When questions fill your heart, remember that you have a Savior who is alive! He tells you, as he told his followers, “Don’t be afraid. It is I.”
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, my life is filled with unknowns, and my heart is filled with questions. But you are my living Savior, powerful and capable, and so I entrust today and tomorrow into your capable hands. Calm my heart. Please assure me that you are ever near. And give me the strength to face each day with you leading the way. In your name, we pray. Amen.