I don’t care about your musical tastes, nor am I concerned about your level of ‘satisfaction,’ but I do want you to be a ROLLING STONE.
What is the very first sign, the first evidence that Jesus was risen from the dead? All four Gospels are consistent with this subtle point…it was that the stone had been rolled back.
Mt 28:2 – “An angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.”
Mk 16:4 – “They saw that the stone was rolled back.”
Lk 24:2 – “Found the stone rolled away from the tomb.”
Jn 20:1 – “Saw the stone had been taken away from the tomb.”
That image of the stone rolled away must have been burned into the memories of Mary Magdalene, the other women, Peter and John and any other disciple who visited the empty tomb. So deep of an impression upon the first witnesses that it still serves as a sign of the Easter message 2,000 years later.
But once those disciples saw the risen Lord they themselves became the sign and evidence of the Resurrection…they became ROLLING STONES!
I say they became ROLLING STONES because the Resurrected One, Jesus Christ, changed their lives, moved away their hearts of stone. But also ‘rolling’ because they were moving, living witnesses. Instead of a stone rolled back at the tomb that people had to come to see for themselves…these ROLLING STONES went to the ends of the earth to proclaim that death had no victory!!!
But here is the take away…today you and I must be ROLLING STONES! We must be the living, moving testimony to those we daily encounter that the Lord is not in a tomb but He is Risen. Our Faith, Hope and Love must be the evidence that the Lord has changed our hearts of stone and that death has no victory.
So do not be satisfied with the lack of faith that the world today seems to be drowning in, but instead be the witness to the Resurrection power of Jesus Christ, be a ROLLING STONE!
Co-Founder & COO
Casting Nets Ministries