Has there been a time in your life when you have made a big decision that ended up being based upon the wrong information? Have you ever worried over fears that may have been unfounded and that never came to fruition? Or, have you ever experienced the feeling of complete hopelessness to only find out that God intervened supernaturally for you?
If you look at Mark 16, you will see three women who experienced all of these struggles at once. After Jesus died on the Cross, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome all prepared for the worst. Going on their own assumptions that Jesus lay dead in His tomb, they took their spices to anoint His body.
As the women walked to the tomb, they started to worry that their plan to anoint Him would fail. Who will roll the stone away from the entrance they worried themselves with. They asked each other this because it was no small rock that had been placed there but a very large and heavy stone big enough to block the entrance to His tomb. During their trip to the tomb, their anxieties mounted.
When they arrived at the tomb expecting to anoint the dead body of Christ and saw beyond what they could have ever imagined. Not only was the stone removed from the entrance to the tomb, but there was an angel there to announce the resurrection of Jesus! “Don’t be alarmed,” he said “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” (Mark 16:6)
Just think, just how much better are all of Gods plans than any one of ours?! We can plot, scheme and plan all we want, but even our most laid out and most detailed plans are simply no match for His plans.
Gods plan was not for these caring women to mourn over a lifeless body in a dark tomb, but to show them that the Messiah was alive. Gods plan was for Jesus to conquer death and the grave, not to remain in a dark cave. Gods plan did not end at the Cross, but it continued into the glorious resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. Praise God for His most amazing and loving plan of salvation.
God thank You for Your loving and perfect plan which is far greater than any plan I could ever imagine.
“God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”