Surprise! Surprise!

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. Luke 24:1 HCSB

It was fun to plan a surprise birthday party for my wife. I took her out to eat while people gathered at our house. The guests had parked down the street at the neighborhood school. When we came home, the house was dark but as we walked in the door the lights came on and all the people shouted, “Surprise – Happy Birthday!”

Just imagine the surprise of the women when they arrived at the tomb and the stone was rolled away. The tomb was cut into the rock. A stone weighing approximately one ton was used to seal the entrance to the tomb. Obviously, the women would not have had the strength to move the stone and would have needed some help to do so. Mark 16:3 records that the women wondered who would roll away the stone. Additionally, Matthew 27:65-66 records that the tomb was heavily guarded. The women were even more surprised when they went in the tomb and did not find the body. Certainly, they must have wondered what had happened.

Challenge: In what ways have you been surprised by what the Lord has done for you? Surprise someone today with an unexpected blessing.

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