The Stone Was Rolled Away
The tomb was empty and the stone was rolled away.
Can you imagine just how massive the stone must have been? I once read the design usually meant the stone would have to be rolled uphill to reveal the opening. The incline helped secure its place.
Perhaps the massive stone being rolled away wasn’t only for Jesus to exit the tomb, but also an invitation for us to enter the extraordinary truth set before us.
As Jesus died on the cross, the temple veil was torn, revealing our direct access to the Holy of Holies through the blood of our High Priest Jesus Christ.
Similarly, the open entrance to the tomb reveals that death has been defeated and no tomb - figurative or real - can hold Jesus’ followers again. We are free - free from the law of sin and death. The power that raised Jesus from the dead is alive in His believers today (Ephesians 1:19-21). That power sets us free from the bondage of sin and from spiritual death. It sets us free for the abundant life Christ came to give (John 10:10).
Romans 8:2 (NLT)
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
There is no tomb, regardless of the size of the stone, that can hold us when we walk in that power.
There is no sin that can bind us.
There is no sorrow that can destroy us.
There is no disappointment that can break us.
There is no trial that can stop us.
Walk in your freedom today, friends.
The stone was rolled away.
— Robyn Alsip Arce, © 2022
my Widow Journey With Jesus
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