I know a thing or two about stones, rocks, and gems – my husband is a “rockologist” and a faceter of rare stones. Plus, we lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachian Mountain Range for thirty years. There, rocks grow like weeds. Seriously. De-rock a plot and in one year? It’s filled again.
The Bible, especially in the Old Testament, often speaks of rocks. When something special happened or when God showed up, the old prophets would set stones as a remembrance.
We all need remembrance stones. I think it wise to keep a journal and record all the times God has showed up and showed off in your life. I have testimony after testimony to all the stones He has moved in my life. I’m sure you do too.
The stone that was ‘guaranteed’ to keep dead Jesus in was huge – probably in excess of five hundred pounds – was a mere piece of pea gravel when our Savior arose from His tomb. The Romans made sure it was secure – they couldn’t have the one who claimed to be Messiah, the King of the Jews, break free and escape. But that’s exactly what He did.
Mary Magdalene saw Him. Peter and John saw Him. And, before He ascended into heaven more than 500 people eye-witnessed His presence and saw the scars in His side, feet, and hands. He rolled that massive stone away and history was made. Our eternal destination was secured. The old prophecies were proven true.
Jesus moves stones.
He’s Still Moving Stones
Got any? Man, I do. Let’s name a few modern day stones!
- Family Ties
If the Lord Jesus Christ can move a five hundred pound boulder with a whisper I know for sure that those things listed above are not impossible for Him to handle.
It requires prayer, hope and faith. We must be all in for the long haul. Do some scripture searches and write down scriptures relating to each one of your “stones,” pray them and give feet to your faith.
If you’re really ambitious go rock hunting and find some smooth stones and write on them those things you want to trust God with. Sometimes visuals are great reminders to pray.
Promises of God
I’m setting my faith on those promises I read in The Word.
Are you with me?
Grace & Hope,