Spices

Recently I was on a train of thought when out of nowhere I was interrupted by two women, well, by the stories of three women. It’s one that is steeped in a lot of meaning, for it was a story of love, devotion, service, courage, faith. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that these women expressed qualities and strengths that made the outcome of the story fitting. The result was certain. I found most of these qualities embedded expressed in a question that they asked, strange as that sounds.

Mark 16:1-3
[1]And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
[2]And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
[3]And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

What caught my attention the third verse: they said- Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?
Knowing fully well that the tomb was sealed with a large rock, that their combined strength will not so much as cause the rock to notice their push, yet very early in the morning, with immediate alacrity, impetus, and initiative they made their way to the tomb. The rock was big but their love was bigger. What was placed as a deterrent made no dent on their passion and expression of service, for nothing could come in between them and their Lord?

Unknown to them, God the Father had made his move:

Mark 16:4
[4]And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

This is very comforting to me and at the same time challenging. Comforting because I know that the Father entertains no limitations with respect to the possibilities that abound to us. Challenging because these three women went very early that morning when they had a very large reason not to because their love was greater. So may it be of us today, that our love for the savior will spur us beyond the bounds of advertised limitations.

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