“Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.” Matthew 28:2
Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, were on a mission. They wanted to take care of Jesus’ body, giving him the proper burial, they felt He deserved. It’s obvious God was behind all of this because He wanted them to be the first to announce that Jesus was indeed the resurrected Savior.
The only thing standing in their way was the “very large stone” that the Roman garrison had rolled over the opening of the tomb. How would they, three women, ever be able to remove such a massive stone? And even if they could, the tomb also had the Roman seal placed on it and was heavily guarded. All they knew was what they felt so strongly they were being led to do.
To their surprise, as they arrived the massive stone had been rolled away. There were no guards present and an Angel of the Lord announced to them that Jesus had risen from the dead.
What has God placed in your heart to do, and what obstacles are standing in your way? Removing the obstacles isn’t up to us and the truth is, we’re helpless to remove them anyway. But we can know that as we continue to move forward in doing what God is leading us to do, He will role the stone away!