For most of the last 2000 years preachers, philosophers, and others have taught that each time you read the Bible, you tend to discover a truth that you have overlooked on prior readings. Just last week I experienced this reality again in a what I thought was a passage I knew well.
Here’s the eye-opening passage:
Mark 16:1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
3 And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away--for it was very large. (NKJV).
The three women, based on the knowledge they understood, the body of Jesus needed proper preparation, so they got together and prepared the “stuff” and set out to do the appropriate thing. So what’s the news?
They did what they could do, knowing that the huge stone that covered the opening of the tomb would be impossible for them to move! They prepared anyway. Coming to the spot, they were fretting about how they could move the stone. When they looked up, the stone had been miraculously removed!
The practical application is simple. When you set out to do the will of God, you must not wait until the entire path is cleared, but start where you are with what you have and begin moving toward the goal, faith that God will make a way where there is no way!
If you are praying for something that appears to be impossible, begin gathering the things you will need when the prayer is answered and keep making what progress you can while you’re waiting on God to do the impossible.
Thankful in the case above none of the well-meant plans were needed because Jesus is alive. This truth emphasizes the truth, “Nothing is Impossible with God.”
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