All Things Will Be Added Unto You
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene, along with two other women, made their way to the tomb. Thinking He was dead, they were coming to anoint the body of Jesus and minister to Him one last time. As they made their way, they were concerned about the two-thousand pound stone that had been placed at the mouth of the tomb to prevent anyone from removing the body of Jesus.
That morning, Mary’s faith was less than perfect. Hadn’t Jesus told her and the rest of His disciples that the Son of Man must be crucified, buried and on the third day rise again? Had she believed His sayings fully, she would not be looking for Him among the dead. She would know He was risen. She would not be worrying about the stone.
Mary was wrong in her head, but yet so right in her heart. She was wrong doctrinally, but she was right devotionally. Her faith was less than perfect, but her love was stronger than ever. Even though she thought He was dead, she was still seeking Him, still serving Him, still longing to be with Him!
What about the two-thousand pound obstacle before the tomb? An amazing thing happened! Upon arrival at the grave, she found the thing she was worried about had been taken care of. The stone was rolled away and the tomb empty.
Now, the stone was not removed to let Jesus out, but to let Mary in! Jesus did not need help getting out; Mary needed help getting in. He did it for Mary.
What’s the lesson? When our hearts are right toward Him, when we seek Him first because we love Him, when we seek Him out of gratitude for what He has already done, He takes care of the two-thousand pound obstacle in our life! He removes the stone for us. He adds on the blessings effortlessly.
Child of God, your part is to receive His gift of righteousness and to make loving Jesus with all your heart your priority. When you do so, there will be no need to worry about any of your needs. He will take care of them for you.