“Who will roll away the stone … ?” (Mark 16:3). “The stone had been rolled away” by God (Mark 16:4). What man cannot do, God has done! – Jesus “has been brought back to life” (Mark 16:6). “Shock and trembling overwhelmed them … they were afraid” (Mark 16:8). This was the initial reaction. They came to “anoint Jesus.” They didn’t expect this. This was just the beginning. There were appearances of the risen Lord. “He did not look as He usually did” (Mark 16:12). There was something different about Him. He had moved beyond the life that He had known. He was on His way towards being “taken to heaven”, where He would be given “the highest position” (Mark 16:19).

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