Scriptures: Mark 16:1-8
Easter is often seen as an event of the past, but the truth is Easter is a past story which gives us future hope! We have an Easter service which celebrates Jesus' resurrection which happened 2000 years ago. It is an exciting story because death, hell and the grave could not hold our Savior! This gives us hope that the grave will not hold us down. Many people find comfort in past events: we can see the results and know that we have no reason to worry. We can also have faith for the future because of past successes.
Often we find ourselves in the very unsettled present, like the women we read about in this passage who went to the tomb of Jesus to anoint his body with spices. These women faced the unsettled present: they had heavy hearts about the loss of Jesus and also there was a very large stone in their way: "who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" But their heavy hearts and a huge obstacle did not stop them!
The message of Easter is so deep: when problems are too large for us to handle God has the means to roll away the stone. Jesus is our Savior who is greater than our present problems. Do you have a huge obstacle in your way? Let God roll away the stone!
The key is we must seek Jesus! Seek Him even with a heavy heart. Seek Him even when obstacles stand in your way. Seek Him while your dealing with present worries. Jesus is a Savior for the present.